An independently evaluated clinical trial has shown SmartWard’s capability to improve quality of care, reduce costs and increase nurse work satisfaction.
SmartWard has been developed over 5 years with extensive input from clinicians. Development included focus groups, structured ward observations, clinical simulations and culminated in a live clinical trial conducted by Deakin University’s Centre for Clinical Nursing Research and hosted by Eastern Health, a Melbourne public hospital network. Epworth HealthCare’s Health Information Management Department and RMIT University’s Health Innovations Research Institute also provided expert analysis.
The SmartWard system showed the ability to adapt quickly and cost-effectively to changing clinical needs. During the course of the trial, 57 changes were implemented in response to user feedback, without defect. This agility and system architecture set new standards for implementing and improving the delivery of healthcare across all providers within the continuum of care.
Other systems make claims about similar functions but none have the researched capability of SmartWard.
Nurses identified that SmartWard helped them by: