Studies Show Mobile Clinical Assistant from Intel and Motion Improves Care Delivery And Clinician Productivity
Release Date: 12/05/2007

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Alegent Health among Leading Hospitals that Report up to 60 Percent Increase in Productivity and 62 Percent Improvement in Clinician Job Satisfaction in Motion C5 Implementations OMAHA, Neb. — Intel Corporation and Motion Computing® today announced the results from several clinician usability studies completed by leading medical centers including Alegent Health. The C5 mobile clinical assistant (MCA) is now being used in more than 1,000 hospitals worldwide, and clinicians are reporting a variety of positive results, including increased productivity, improved clinician satisfaction, better adherence to medication administration protocols and decreased latency in recording patient information. This afternoon Alegent Health CEO Wayne Sensor joined in the webcast panel discussion with other key health care leaders regarding the real-world benefits of the C5 for nurses and clinicians and the technology’s role in health care reform. The C5 was developed based on extensive research completed by Intel and Motion, with active participation from thousands of clinicians and leading clinical systems and software providers, to enable nurses, physicians and other clinicians to more effectively do their jobs on the move and provide better care by connecting them with patient information at the bedside. In addition, the unprecedented collaboration among clinician end users, hardware developers and clinical software companies is a concept now proven by C5 implementations to maximize the measurable benefits of information technology in a medical environment. Some of the industry-leading organizations sharing their initial study results include:
  • Alegent Health in Omaha: 62 percent improvement in clinician satisfaction.
  • Children’s Hospital in Omaha: 15 percent productivity and efficiency increase, enabling clinical pharmacists increase time spent bedside with the rounding care team and patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to 98 percent.
  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing: 85 percent of nurses rated C5 as important to helping improve nursing practice and increasing efficiency.
  • Medical University of South Carolina: 25 percent improvement in patient vital sign charting accuracy, substantial reduction in charting delays and increased compliance with bar code medication administration guidelines.
  • UCSF Medical Center: 60 percent clinician productivity improvement and 83 percent reduction in manual transcription of patient vitals information.
  • “Nurses, doctors and pharmacists are on the front line of care everyday and deserve the best tools to do their job,” said Louis Burns, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Health Group. “As an industry, we need to listen to the healthcare community’s needs and work together to deliver solutions that allow them to do what they do best. We used this approach to successfully bring the MCA to market and will continue to do so with future products.” The studies conducted within each hospital examined key performance measures, including care delivery, clinician productivity and workflow, clinician satisfaction and total cost of ownership. Teams from Motion and Intel worked closely with hospital executives, clinical leadership and clinicians to ensure study goals were identified, measured and achieved. “Motion has been focused on healthcare since inception of the company because we saw the opportunity to put information technology in the hands of clinicians to help them do their jobs better, and ultimately improve patient outcomes,” said Scott Eckert, president and CEO of Motion. “We are excited to see this enthusiastic response from our hospital clients. These studies indicate that a purpose-built device for clinicians – combined with workflow specific introduction and software partner collaboration – can unlock the promise of real-time, point-of-care documentation to enhance patient care and clinician satisfaction while improving productivity.” For Alegent Health, the C5 pilot resulted in impressive findings including: nurses were more productive and satisfied with their work due to the C5’s mobility, reliability and functionality. Another highlight was that patients received safer, higher-quality and more reliable care because the C5 facilitated real-time, point of care documentation of their treatment and medical condition. CEO Wayne Sensor said the pilot study’s findings are reflective of Alegent Health’s commitment to providing world-class care, which stretches from the Board Room to the bedside of each and every one of our patients. “We are encouraged that tools like the C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant that facilitate real-time point of care and ease of use by our clinicians can help us provide the safest, highest quality most effective care to the people we serve.” For more information on the C5 or Intel and Motions efforts in healthcare, visit www.motioncomputing.com/solutions/healthcare.asp or www.intel.com/healthcare/ps/mca.