Uppsala University Hospital in collaboration with Tietoevry, has developed DiViS, a digital tool used to visualize the coordination of care units and to organize the work of a hospital department.
Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden struggled to get a good overview of its department, and experienced a shortage of care units. As a result, they had problems prioritizing resources, which in turn risked leading to poor health among its staff and - in the worst of cases - a reduced patient safety.
DiViS was developed in a collaboration between Uppsala University Hospital and Tietoevry. The digital tool replaced the resource-intensive, manual care site coordination. DiViS is also used to provide a visualization of the flow of care and to guide the work on a departmental level. It was designed based on the hospital's current needs, but can easily be developed to adapt to future challenges.
DiViS retrieves data in real time from the medical record system and gives the care departments optimal conditions to coordinate and prioritize resources and activities. It also facilitates staff reporting and communication.
Uppsala University Hospital is one of Sweden's largest hospitals. Every year, more than 700,000 people seek care there. Their receptions and departments are located in central Uppsala. The hospital has specialist expertise, which in several areas are some of the best in the world.
The transition from a whiteboard to a digital tool allows staff to work anywhere, regardless of where in the department they are.
A clear visualization of current occupancy and patients' needs provides a quick overview that saves a lot of time.
Improved detailed planning of resources and activities, in combination with better communication, means that the hospital can offer even higher quality care.