May 22, 2023 – 8:15 AM
Clinical informaticians are an important link between healthcare and ICT. They ensure that the hospital complies with laws and regulations that apply to the provision of digital healthcare technology. In addition, they improve the digital information provision and care technology within patient care.
The entry of Verhaart and Faneyte strengthens the collaboration with medical specialists. This is necessary to integrate the technology seamlessly into practice and to achieve further digitization of healthcare.
Collaboration medical staff
The medical staff basically consists of medical specialists from various departments and has an important voice in determining the policy on medical care and the organisation.
By making clinical informaticians part of the medical staff, they can respond directly to the needs of the departments and think along about the care that the hospital provides physically and digitally.
Faneyte:“ As clinical informaticians, we can add value to the medical staff. By joining forces, we can make digital healthcare better, more effective, more efficient and safer.”
Innovative projects within Maasstad Hospital in which clinical informaticians are already closely involved include the introduction of AI software that supports IC doctors in their decision to transfer patients to a nursing ward within the hospital at the right time. They are also working on the introduction of innovations such as monitoring patients in and outside the hospital with smart sensors via a mobile application (e.g. the smart patch).
Growing demand for care
Like many other healthcare institutions, Maasstad Hospital is also faced with the challenge of meeting the future growth in healthcare demand. The hospital is increasingly using digital healthcare technology to keep high-quality healthcare accessible to patients.
Sander Dekker, director Maasstad Hospital: “The digitization of healthcare means a new way of working and entails changes within the organization. For that you need healthcare professionals with the right knowledge of ICT and processes. René and Sade are a valuable addition to our medical staff.”
Source: Maasstad Hospital