In looking back at the year that just passed, it’s clear that the landscape of health care foodservice is changing. Hospitals are expanding services to provide more options to employees and visitors who patronize retail food sales outlets. Exciting options like food trucks, catering, stand-alone coffee kiosks, and in-house full-service restaurants provide choices for staffers who frequently dine at work. To engage the surrounding community, hospitals are hosting cooking demonstrations, nutrition programs, and organic gardens. Half of hospitals are feeding a greater number of patients, and hospitals are doing it with more patient choices, greater employee productivity, and reduced waste.
Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys have given patients and providers a platform to voice concerns, priorities, and needs. HCAHPS survey have driven recent changes in hospital foodservice programs. Nearly half of hospitals who responded to the survey reported that they made changes to their programs or upgraded their menus as a result of these surveys. In hospitals that spend more than $5 million on food and beverages annually, 70% expect to use more local food. Hospitals that spend less than $500,000 on food and beverages annually are more likely to increase the amount of scratch cooking as a way to increase the appeal of food while saving money. Of the hospitals surveyed, nearly half reported having patient room service in place. The increased importance of nutrition in patient outcomes, and increasing competition in the health care foodservice market makes automation the key to providing attractive patient meal programs that improve service while keeping an eye on the bottom line.
Vision Software provides comprehensive software suites and applications that support patient Room Service, Tray Tracking, Patient Meal Ordering, Patient Menu Checking, Clinical Nutrition Software, Nutrient Labeling, and Food Service Management. Our easy-to-implement software gives you the tools to fully automate your dietary office and retail foodservice operations. When you partner with Vision Software, you’ll get the support of seasoned industry professionals who understand your patient care goals and budgetary challenges.
Vision Software is the leading provider of health care foodservice software solutions in the world. Under the leadership of our founder and original programmer, we have spent the last thirty years bringing you innovative software solutions that help you better meet your patients’ needs. Through our years of operation, we have continued to bring you user-friendly software solutions that improve patient experiences and made hospital food services more efficient. To learn more about how Vision Software can help your hospital improve its foodservice game, call us today at 629.777.8989 or complete the contact form in the sidebar to schedule your free demonstration.