|[August 10, 2017]
Panasonic Introduces New Senior Care Facility Communications Solution to Maximize Efficiency and Improve Patient Care
System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic
Corporation of North America, today announced the Panasonic (News - Alert) Senior
Care Facility Communications Solution, a scalable, cost-effective,
fully-integrated communications and alarm management system designed to
optimize staff efficiency and increase response times at senior care
facilities. The new offering gives caregivers and health care staff the
benefit of an enhanced workflow, improved patient safety and
satisfaction, and reduced personnel costs for the facility.
The Panasonic Senior Care Facility Communications Solution is a
comprehensive system equipped with four components: Direct Care Connect
(DCC) ™, DCare™, the KX-DTU100 Digital Communications Terminal and DECT (News - Alert)
cordless handsets. The solution improves patient care by decreasing
alarm response time and caregiver's fatigue. In order to do so, the
solution integrates with the facility's alarm system. DCC enables
real-time alarm status and monitoring, alarm management with multiple
levels of escalation, and comprehensive historical reports, while the
KX-DTU100 Digital Communications Terminal enables two-way communication
in the patients' rooms. DCare supports these efforts by sending alarm
notifications via Wi-Fi to a caregiver's Android (News - Alert)-based mobile terminal
and escalating alarms to DECT cordless handsets when necessary. If a
facility does not have Wi-Fi, DECT cordless handsets can be used to
replace fragile walkie-talkies with a reliable two-way communicator that
enables nurses to speak with patients from anywhere. By leveraging the
actionable data from these components, facility managers can improve
patient care and satisfaction, ensure fewer empty beds, accurately bill
their services and potentially reduce operational costs.
"The Panasonic Senior Care Facility Communications Solution will
revolutionize how staff are able to deliver care and interact with
patients and residents within senior care facilities," said Oliver
Bodden, product manager of unified communications at Panasonic System
Communications Company of North America. "The accountability and
connectivity enabled by this full suite of products, which was designed
specifically for the health care industry, empowers senior care
facilities to provide quality care while diminishing staff's alarm
fatigue. Plus, with customizable features and software add-ons,
facilities can tailor solutions to fit their specific needs."
Using the alarm management module of DCC, supervisors can
access the metrics for each alarm, enabling them to identify response
time and staff performance as well as the frequencyand urgency
associated with each alarm. Additionally, DCC enables alarm escalation
and prioritization, ensuring alarms are answered efficiently by the
DCare, a BYOD mobile application for Android mobile terminals
that can be used with facilities' existing Wi-Fi networks, enables
users to access DCC analytics in real-time via an individual's
smartphone. With DCare, caregivers can also generate alarms and view
historical alarm information while managers can track caregivers in
real-time using BLE or RFID.
KX-DTU100 Digital Communications Terminal features a
full-duplex speakerphone that leverages Panasonic's industry-leading
DECT communications technology, enabling clear call quality between
the caregiver and resident.
DECT cordless handsets make real-time communication between
caregivers and patients/residents possible in facilities without
Wi-Fi. By using Panasonic's industry leading DECT technology, nurses
can reliably and securely speak with individuals from anywhere in a
facility without having to rely on walkie-talkies.
For more information about Panasonic's solutions for the health care
industry, please visit https://www.business.panasonic.com/healthcare.
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