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In a busy hospital setting, using a paper-based system to compare patient menu choices with individual exchange criteria, allergy or drug interaction information is inefficient and subject to human error. Implementing patient menu checking software for hospitals improves menu accuracy, increases patient satisfaction, and increases productivity for dietary office staff, clinical staff and administrators alike.
Vision Software’s menu management tool allows dietary staff to automatically compare patient menu choices with established nutritional criteria and make corrections that are in keeping with a patient’s individual taste preferences. This software application interacts with patient health records to identify situations where drugs may interact with a patient’s chosen food item and affect absorption or metabolism of prescribed medication. Clinical staff is able to access lists of drugs that meet nutrient-related criteria, improving efficiency and patient safety. This functional system also allows clinical staff to prescribe specific amounts of nutrients for treatment of malnourishment, or to offset side effects of prescribed drugs. By providing real-time access to health information, menu choices can be measured against patient-specific allergy information, preventing life-threatening food interactions. For patients that rely on feeding tubes, there is a valuable application available that monitors prescribed supplements, keeps nutrient consumption information and aggregates billing details.
Hospitals that have implemented patient menu checking software enjoy reduced food costs through increased accuracy, and save money by reducing waste resulting from lost or incorrect trays. Feeding patients with greater accuracy improves nutrient intake which has the added benefit of improving patient outcomes, reducing the length of hospital stays, and decreased readmission rates. By compiling patient information from numerous sources and providing access in a user-friendly interface, staff costs are reduced while continuity of care improves. At Vision Software, we are committed to our mission: helping you to make a difference in the lives of the patients and customers in your care through excellence in food service informatics and extraordinary support. We have been serving the hospital food service industry for over 30 years. Our support staff is comprised of food and nutrition professionals who apply their understanding of the hospital food service industry and patient needs to assist you in providing excellent care and improving your bottom-line. Contact us today to learn more about making the best of this valuable partnership.