Let’s just start off by saying that the process for patient menu ordering is a very annoying one. Menus are distributed by dietary and hospitality services, and once they are completed they must be collected and patient’s orders must be entered in manually. The margin for error here is huge. Patients can forget to fill out their orders or neglect their dietary restrictions, and the paper-based system leaves room for menus to be lost or damaged. In addition, hospitals are losing over $50,000 a year on food waste based on incorrectly ordered meals, meals the patient dislikes, or meals containing a dietary restriction or allergy.
In-patient Mobile and Tablet Ordering
As mobile ordering grows in popularity, we begin to see how the multi-faceted system can be used for much more than ordering a meal with one touch. In the world of in-patient care, countless dietary and nutritional restrictions can be solved with mobile and tablet ordering. This innovated solution will house access to hospital menus and will allow hospital staff to skim through allergens and suggested food types when ordering a meal for a patient. This system will decrease food waste exponentially, eliminate all paper, increase patient satisfaction, improve staff productivity and ultimately protect the patient.
What are your options?
A personal mobile device or tablet can be used to allow patients or staff to choose their meal based on an interactive ordering system. When ordering, patients will see options based on their food restrictions and dietary concerns, and can even order on demand. Once an order is placed, it is then sent down the hospital kitchen to be prepped and made-to-order. With this system, you are able to decrease food waste, and eliminate up to 8 hours of work that can be taken up with the paper-based entry system for food ordering.
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