Are you looking for Patient Meal Ordering for Hospitals?
Traditionally, patients ordered meals from a hospital dietary service by filling out a paper menu with a pencil. While this was the best that was available for decades, it was a flawed and inefficient system. Patients with special physical needs that prevented them from ordering, or patients who may have been out for a procedure when menus were distributed were left unaided, and received a surplus meal tray from the kitchen with no attention to patient preferences or allergy information. In addition to doing very little for patient satisfaction, the paper system consumed payroll hours needed for collection and keying of patients’ menu choices, or created losses in productivity when a member of the dietary office staff has to backtrack to locate or replace lost or damaged slips.
With the implementation of patient meal ordering software for hospitals, patients are able to use a call-center, order through a monitor in their room or place their order with a member of the dietary staff who visits the room. Staff members use a tablet or other mobile device to connect patient menu choices with the information in the dietary office. This connection allows your staff instant access to prescribed nutrients, allergy information and dietary restrictions, as well as having access to the full menu. Having this information instantly available encourages patients to ask for healthy substitutions based on taste preferences while keeping them safe from dangerous food allergies and drug interactions. Using a room service component with your dietary office software allows patients to choose the delivery time in addition to a meal specifically tailored from a wide array of choices. This prevents patients missing meals because they were asleep or out for therapy or other procedure. Patients who are properly nourished have better outcomes and report greater overall satisfaction with their hospital stay. Because patients are in greater control of their meal services, food waste is reduced through having fewer wasted or inaccurate trays and more accurate ordering results in a reduction in food expenses.
At Vision Software, we offer comprehensive software solutions to automate patient menus, room service, and dietary office management. Our feature-rich software ensures accuracy, provides variety, improves productivity and reduces costs. In an increasingly cost-driven market, measures that improve efficiency and accuracy while improving patient satisfaction can make a real difference in the level of care you provide. Call 629.777.8989 or fill out the form below to learn more about the difference Vision Software can make in your hospital or institution.