Patient safety is the number one priority hospitals, and with that comes a series of precautions—one of them being diet. The dietary concerns of a patient can become quite extensive, especially when there are many associated medications and allergies. A new investigation carried out by the Press Association has found that 400 hospitals, hospices, care homes, nurseries and school clubs score a 3 or below on the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Food Hygiene Ratings scheme, meaning they require ‘major’, ‘urgent’, or ‘necessary’ improvement. With Hangry’s In-patient mobile ordering, all patient information is available at your fingertips, leaving no room for mistakes or unsatisfied patients.
Through Hangry’s mobile ordering process, nurses can make meal choices directly from a tablet that is available in each room. Before meal choices are made, the staff on duty will have immediate access to the patient’s entire medical history, all food intolerances and allergies, and all current medications the patient is taking. With all this information, the staff member can then make educated meal choices based on the needs of the patient. This can include ordering a delicious meal the patient wants, ensuring a sufficient amount of food is ordered to take with their medication, and guaranteeing that the food is free of ingredients that will cause any sort of allergic reaction. When the safety of the patient is a constant concern, the last thing you want to worry about is their daily meals being the source of any harm. With the addition of Hangry’s in-patient mobile ordering, you’ll not only help protect the needs of the patient, but also increase efficiency and reduce operational and food costs(without any need for paperwork!) This paperless system leaves no room for order mistakes, and with the increase in meal satisfaction, patients are less likely to order off-site—which can interfere with their health and safety.
To learn more about In-patient mobile ordering, check out the links below:
- In-patient Hospital Dining Rescued by Mobile Ordering
- Inpatient Mobile Ordering – A Quick Look
- Hospitals Want Inpatient Food Ordering