Useful Hospital App

Hospital Santa Ana in Motril, which belongs to the Southern Health Area, is providing an intra-hospital, patient-tracing system.

MOT Following A Patient's ProgressThe system was set up at the beginning of 2020 and since then it has helped the relatives of 4,659 patients to keep in contact with where they are in their hospial treatment, from admittance to the recovery ward.

The system is called Mysphera and it provides real-time information about where a patient is; i.e., Admittance, Operation Theatre, Major Ambulatory Surgery Unit and Recovery.

Obviously, this information is very important for family and friends, as well as medical professionals. It’s also useful for the hospitals themselves as it provides all kinds of data on the operation theatre use.

Each patient has a tag bracelet upon admittance and Mysphera identifies each time the tag moves within the surgical intervention area of the hospital. This information is then shown on information screens within waiting areas.

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In other words, people can follow the progress on their relative undergoing surgery, knowing precisely when they are being prepared for surgery, when they enter the operating theatre, when they leave it and when they enter the recovery room.

So, no more jumping up and asking hospital staff what is happening, because it will be on the information screen. Furthermore, a message will come up when the surgeon wants to meet those waiting for a patient in order to tell them how it has gone.

You can even download the app on your mobile so that you can follow the process without having to physically wait in the hospital waiting area.

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  2 comments for “Useful Hospital App

  1. Aisha
    March 7, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I often thought the same when I was living in the UK and family would visit. My parents speak only Arabic and my mother in law speaks Mandarin. They are two of the most widely spoken languages in the world but myself or my husband had to accompany them everywhere.

  2. March 7, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    I think this is a brilliant innovation!

    Taking the opportunity to say as Santa Ana is I think the main hospital for the Costa Tropical it would also be a huge PR move if they ensured a few staff – e.g. perhaps receptionists, especially on A&E – could speak English. I’m the first to agree people living here should learn Spanish (and I am working on that) but I own a guesthouse and know most tourists who can’t speak Spanish have English as at least their second language. Tourists get sick or injured too and although I can take them to hospital, my Spanish is not yet fluent enough to help much. Many Spanish speak excellent English, could Santa Ana add to its excellence and please employ a few for those very stressful times when medical help is needed for a visitor?

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