Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST), a new 670-bed hospital in the Dutch city of Enschede, has chosen Ascom Unite as its communication platform. The Ascom Unite solution integrates and centrally manages a range of the hospital’s vital information and communications systems such as nurse call and critical alarms.
Integration and centralized administration capabilities were key factors behind MST’s choice of Ascom Unite. Diane Ran, project manager at MST, explains: ‘While building the new hospital and its outreach facilities we started envisaging a central communication platform capable of routing all critical alarms. Moreover, the platform needed to be user-friendly, flexible, reliable and easily scalable.’
MST also chose the smart Ascom Myco smartphone, a handset specially developed for use in a demanding healthcare environment. Because the Ascom Myco and all the vendor-independent source systems form part of the central Ascom Unite platform, MST can prioritize each message or alert, and via the Ascom Myco help ensure the right information goes to the right people at the right places. Such seamless, mobile information flows can help optimize clinical workflows, freeing up more time for face-to-face interaction between caregivers and patients.
‘We are of course delighted that MST has chosen the Ascom Unite communication platform,’ says Harry Wassens, Sales Director of Ascom Benelux. ‘MST showcases the solution’s many integration options, and demonstrates how different individual components can reinforce each other.’
Wassens is also keen to underline Ascom’s ongoing involvement with MST. ‘We’re more than a technology partner. We do, and will continue to play an active on-site role, helping to support the development of this amazing healthcare facility.’