By automating the dietary office, hospitals saw a 15% reduction in food costs and an average increase in productivity of 16 hours per day, all while delivering accurate, inviting meals with more personal service.
Technological advancements in the hospital food service industry empower dietary office staff members to deliver safer, fresher, more flavorful meals while improving meal accuracy and patient satisfaction. Powerful software programs connect patient records with dietary profiles, providing clinical staff access to dietary information, and enable dietary office staff to see real-time patient status updates that affect operations. Innovative software applications improve patient safety by highlighting allergy and drug interaction information, while compiling demographic information for use by management. Embracing these new technologies helps hospitals focus on nutrition as an important aspect of patient care and allows clinical staff and dietary office staff to communicate more effectively while reducing costs and increasing productivity.
User-friendly technologies, like interactive television and mobile menus, give dietary office staff the tools to connect more directly with the patients they serve. Through mobile menus, dietary staff takes patient orders at bedside, reducing the likelihood of errors caused by vision or hearing problems. Team members can answer questions and offer the flexibility of substitutions and write-ins while improving meal accuracy and patient safety. Television menus allow patients to order meals on demand though an interactive program that presents an appetizing variety of choices in keeping with dietary orders.
Throughout the hospital, versatile software applications interface with dietary office management software to maximize function. Patient room service, menu checking, tray tracking, nutritional analysis and patient records are updated in real-time to minimize errors and increase efficiency. With a touch, dietary office staff can see which patients have ordered, which meals are out for delivery, and anticipate potential service delays. Clinical staff can update dietary orders and transfer information seamlessly. During the busiest times, tray tickets are grouped by nursing station and printed in sequence to ensure prompt delivery of enticing, healthy meals.
There are multiple advantages to embracing advances in food service technology. By automating the dietary office, hospitals saw a 15% reduction in food costs and an average increase in productivity of 16 hours per day, all while delivering accurate, inviting meals with more personal service. Patients report being greatly satisfied with flexible menu options and delivery times, and dietary office staff report greater job satisfaction as a result of seeing the positive impact personal service has on patient well-being. Vision Software is committed to providing comprehensive software solutions supported by dedicated nutrition professionals who understand the unique needs of food service in the healthcare industry. Call 629.777.8989 today to learn more about how this dynamic software can be an asset to your facility.