‘Our network solution cibX is based on visualisation and localisation,’ explained Bernd Kahnes, cobixx CEO since 2002. ‘Visualisation makes it easier for the staff to care for the patient and to move him through the clinical processes. For example, let’s look at a centralised emergency department. Each patient is recorded with all relevant data in the electronic system. An icon on the department’s computer screen points to the patient, no matter what his current status is – in-patient on a ward, out-patient presenting for a certain examination, or a patient who has been admitted to the emergency room. Access to the full patient data allows the physician or care staff to track the treatment history and to understand the next step in the treat¬ment process - and if necessary imple¬ment it immediately.’
Using a touchscreen the staff can easily assign the patient to a certain examination room, change the patient status or update the treatment plan. The screen also provides a neat overview of available medical devices in the emergency department, e.g. ECG or X-ray, and bed availability in the individual departments. ‘The system is not only up-to-date on patient status but also on the status of the medical equipment - available, out of order or in use. The clinical staff can access and display all relevant information and doctors’ orders can be implement¬ed without delay. Since the system functions in real-time over-booking of rooms or equipment can be avoided,’ Bernd Kahnes added. ‘The biggest challenge in any hospital is the optimisation of capacities and utilisation. Our system can help to control length of stay, reduce waiting times, avoid under- as well as over-utilisation.’
Collaborating with the staff, cobixx develops a personalised IT solution for the entire hospital. ‘The advantage of our system is the fact that we can display and implement a wide range of features and that every user receives a system that’s tailored to his or her specific needs -- and it can grow!’ In terms of hospital costs, he added: ‘With our IT solution data mining is possible: data can be collected in the different departments and the analysis helps to reveal – and consequently – redress weaknesses and make the entire hospital more cost-efficient.’
The certificate is not only an assurance for customers that they will receive a reliable state-of-the-art solution, but cobixx also hopes it will also provide further business opportunities and expansion into new markets.