SmartWard is Unique
SmartWard empowers hospital staff to focus more on patients by reducing the burdens of paperwork. Designed with sustained and in-depth input from practicing health care professionals and major Australian hospital networks (both public and private) SmartWard also supports best practice and reduces stress through discrete reminders.
By enabling the collection of data at the bedside, SmartWard removes the need for duplication and double-handling. Shift handover is also greatly streamlined and refocussed into clinical analysis, rather than handing over task-lists.
Uniquely, SmartWard has a rigorous evidence-base to demonstrate reduced costs through improved patient safety. Other systems make claims about similar functions but none have the researched capability of SmartWard.
A trial participant commented: "When I used SmartWard, I felt that I could practice what I was taught at Uni for the first time. There was time for compassion, time to get to know people. I didn’t have to rush in and rush away because the system was doing the bits of the job that drag me away from patients”.
An independently evaluated clinical trial has shown SmartWard’s capability to improve quality of care, reduce costs and increase nurse work satisfaction.
Analyses indicate that SmartWard could save between 3,000 and 4,000 Australian lives every year, while also saving the Australian hospital system between $490—650 million per year through reduced length of stays alone.
After an intensely personal experience with hospital care in 2008, Matt Darling felt he had to do something to help the health care professionals who he could see were under unsustainable and preventable strain. Now he has come up with a system that could revolutionise patient care. Read about his journey in Jane Cadzow’s powerful story, published by Fairfax or watch a feature from the ABC’s Amy Bainbridge.