More broadly, when we think hospitals we don’t necessarily think about clocks or timing. Without synchronised clocks in hospitals, there’s potential discrepancies in time between patient wards and theater rooms.
Importantly, these time discrepancies create problems when hospitals make claims with health insurance companies, who essentially want to know when and what services were provided to their policy holders.
Eastern Health’s Box Hill Hospital completed its new facilities in 2014, and now has a state-of-the-art facility for their patients, incorporating the latest in systems and technologies to help with making the hospital patients have as satisfactory experience.
The one area that was overlooked however, was the implementation of a synchronised clock and timing solution across all patient wards. It’s no small task keeping the entire Box Hill campus in sync.
Having clocks showing different times posed logistics problems with regards to moving patients from ward to testing facilities and back again, however the financial impact could not be overlooked either.