Clinical Device Assessment Case Study: Montrose Memorial Hospital
Our latest case study results are in. After Enovate performed a Clinical Device Assessment (CDA) with Montrose Memorial Hospital and facilitated a department-tailored equipment upgrade, the hospital has achieved consistent real-time charting and streamlined nursing workflow.
Advances in technology over the last decade have improved the way hospitals manage patient data. The addition of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and equipment with ergonomic benefits has evolved workflows. Nurses, the lifeblood of hospitals, have new tools that make their work easier. Hospitals strive to incorporate cutting-edge technology and streamline processes that result in an improved patient experience. However, the pressures to improve efficiencies and productivity are constrained with shrinking budgets.
Montrose Memorial, an award-winning 75-bed community hospital on the western slope of Colorado, recognized the value of increasing real-time charting. The hospital set a goal to enhance efficiency and empower nurses to spend more face-to-face time with patients. The IT team at Montrose researched new clinical devices to simplify processes and enhance cohesion in patient care. They encountered two key issues: They had a tight budget, and they needed to determine and meet the appropriate solutions for each nursing department.
The varying functional areas of the hospital have different requirements that must be supported with a consistent base clinical device. “Each one of these departments operates a little differently,” explains Eric Herd, Director of Information Technology at Montrose Memorial. “They have unique needs. There are departments that need med drawers, and there are departments that need something smaller, thinner, and lighter weight.”
Montrose Memorial Hospital called on Enovate Medical to help find the right solutions via a CDA. Now that we’ve shared a little bit about Montrose and why they desired a CDA, we’ll roll out the details of the full case study in a blog series outlining the following aspects:
- How did Enovate and Montrose work together during the CDA?
- What equipment upgrades did Montrose employ after the CDA?
- How did Montrose budget for the changes?
- How did the CDA affect Montrose Memorial Hospital?
At Enovate Medical, we take time with our clients, working directly with nurses and IT professionals, to conduct a thorough clinical device assessment (CDA). In doing so, our clients have lowered their overall capital outlay and reduced their operational expenses. Most importantly, they’ve achieved enhanced nursing workflow and therefore an improved patient experience.
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