A delegation from Erasmus MC, including head of IC Diederik Gommers, visited Treant Zorggroep. Reason: to become acquainted with the state of the art data-driven technology that the Zorggroep uses. In particular, systems relating to capacity management and other data-driven knowledge were met with great interest. At the Scheper hospital in Emmen, it was specifically about data-driven working and Treant’s leading position in the use of technology.
Leading position in data-driven working
Treant Zorggroep consists of three hospital locations and seventeen centers for housing and care. Treant has a leading position in the field of data-driven working. Erasmus MC is particularly interested in Treant’s capacity management systems. For that reason, a special delegation from Erasmus MC visited Treant. The head of IC Diederik Gommers, among others, was part of that delegation and later Joke Boonstra, member of the Erasmus board, also joined. “Impressive and very interesting! With the acquired knowledge we can also get to work within our organization”, the delegation said.
The old trusted whiteboard has become redundant at Treant. The care organization has set up the Treant Control Center and the Ward Control Center (WCC), among other things. The WCC is a special touchscreen in the Acute Admission Department. Information about a patient and the nurse on duty can be viewed and entered quickly and easily on this touchscreen.
In particular, the WCC works so well because it is developed together with nurses. They were able to contribute useful ideas and practical matters and thus also felt more involved. Diederik Gommers: ‘You often see that something is conceived and implemented from above. Within Treant, the initiative actually came from the nurses and the glove was picked up together with them. I think that’s very nice to see.’
Data-driven healthcare on the rise
In practice, various healthcare organizations, just like Treant and Erasmus MC, are working on data-driven healthcare. We find a good example at the Philadelphia Foundation. Philadelphia offers guidance to people with disabilities. These are clients who are unique and who need support or daytime activities to a greater or lesser extent.
This happens in many different residential locations. In such a large organization it is essential that the right information reaches the right person. The Philadelphia Foundation therefore explicitly focuses on data-driven care. Business intelligence analysts from the healthcare organization want to optimize the data exchange. There are now location dashboards in the organization with useful information for healthcare employees. Several small experiments are also being carried out on converting data into information, such as using incontinence material equipped with sensors.
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