Are you looking for Patient Menu Ordering Software for Hospitals?
In a paper-based patient menu ordering system for hospitals, dietary office staff must distribute menus to each patient, retrieve them, and manually key in patient orders. This inefficient system leads to gaps in service when patients forget to fill out menus, or when menu slips are lost or damaged. Losses through waste occur when patients get meals that they don’t like, get the wrong meal, or are served a meal containing an allergen. Paper-based systems consume employee hours and result in losses in productivity when members of the dietary office staff have to backtrack to correct errors or communicate information to clinical and administrative hospital staff.
Implementing patient menu ordering software for hospitals improves productivity, promotes increased patient satisfaction, and better protects patients. Electronic entry of patient food orders can be placed through the use of bedside mobile technology, or through an interactive television ordering system. Patients can be taken through the entire menu, make requests for substitutions and add write-ins, as well as placing orders for meals on demand. Having greater control over meals results in patients reporting dramatically increased satisfaction with their hospital stay and improves nutrient intake for better outcomes. By using software that interfaces with electronic patient records, clinical staff has instant access to updated admission, discharge and transfer information. patient nutrition information, and the dietary office staff is presented with valuable allergy and medication information as well as prescribed nutrients and supplements.
Research suggests that one in three hospital patients in the U.S. is malnourished. By identifying these patients and prescribing healthful meals according to patient preferences, hospitals are able to shorten hospital stays, reduce readmission rates, and reduce costs. Vision Software has created feature-rich applications for patient menu ordering and dietary office management that use HL7 interfaces to generate demographic information for administrative use, and feed updated medical information into the dietary system, eliminating the need for keying and saving as many as 8 hours per day. Through improved patient ordering options and better overall efficiency, hospitals using this powerful software report a 4% reduction in food costs and an additional 4% reduction in non-food expenses. Let Vision Software show you how our software systems can benefit your facility by contacting us today.