The Pulse project started in 2016 when Coxa already had the concept of an information display that could replace the mess of printouts and notes in their nurses station. Solita was commissioned to define, design and implement this concept as a system. Development has been quick, and the first version was introduced to the Coxa inpatient wards after a few months.
The design of the Pulse system started with staff interviews to identify the primary areas for development. System functions were co-designed with the staff based on the results of the interviews, and agile methods were used to start the implementation.
Pulse solves many problems
The Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement remains the only hospital in Finland that fully specialises in joint replacement surgery. The hospital employs 200 top specialists and carries out more than 4,000 joint replacements annually with patient safety that is peerless even by international comparison.
Having the reputation of a centre of excellence brings additional responsibility, as the most difficult joint replacement surgeries in Finland are being channelled towards Coxa. The Pulse system is aimed at helping Coxa in the operational management and daily care work of the wards, so that the full potential of bed capacity and staff skills can be utilised. Another important objective is to maintain a high level of well-being for both patients and staff.
Among other things, the Pulse ERP system developed by Solita solves the following daily problems at Coxa inpatient wards:
• How to manage the flow of patients and optimise the use of beds
• How to ensure patient care and well-being
• How to set nursing staff shifts and distribute responsibility for patients
• How to secure staff coping and well-being