Compatible SystemsTacera Nurse Call System works with major hospital and facility systems, to support and enable interoperability.
RTLSReal Time Locating Systems
An RTLS integration improves patient care by enabling:
- Automatic call cancellation for a hands-free workflow
- Staff presence awareness
- Mobile assistance requests
- Sophisticated reporting
Tacera Pulse’s open API allows for a native integration with many of the industry-leading RTLS solutions. No middleware required!
Notification Devices3rd-party pagers, mobile phones
Austco integrates with pagers, Spectralink, CISCO and Vocera devices, allowing caregivers to receive real-time notifications directly to their devices. This improves staff mobility and eliminates doubling up on tasks.
The interface also enables healthcare facilities to assign specific alerts directly to a staff member, improving efficiency and patient satisfaction.
Tacera is a flexible alarm input system and is capable of integrating many facility alarms, such as:
- Security Alarms
- Intrusion Alerts
- Panic Requests
- Fire Alarms
Once a situation occurs, Austco’s nurse call System will receive an alert and intelligently route it to annunciators and facility staff via wireless devices. Intelligently routing to the right staff and displaying critical facility alarms for patients and staff make for a safer and secure workplace.
EMR / EHRElectronic medical / health records
Tacera communicates with Electronic Medical Record software with HL7 messaging. We receive patient and resident statuses like “fall risk, infectious, isolation, or DNR” and can use them anywhere in Tacera. That is Austco reading data, and it’s one way.
Additionally, we have bi-directional communication, meaning we can push data into the patient or resident’s EMR record. In practice, that’s been tying a button push to a specific HL7 message. Any of our virtual buttons can be configured to push data to the EMR, and our partners will work with your facility to decide exactly what needs to be recorded, and what the message should say.
For a complete audit control, Tacera can send output information such as call events and system faults to the Building Management System. Thus, giving management teams access to complete, centralized data. High level interconnections of systems such as lighting and nurse call provide operational effectiveness. This removes the need for low level devices and offers potential for intelligent scene-based lighting to bring staff to the room.
Tacera tracks Patient Administration System events and uses this information to associate patients to their respective beds and alarms. The patient name is displayed with alarms, while patient information can be viewed with a click.
Tacera enhances patient personalization, thereby increasing staff awareness of patient information. Efficiency is further increased by the inclusion of data such as key particulars, treating doctor and next of kin.
Austco integration with patient infotainment systems allow menu driven operation of a smart TV, bringing patient access to TV, movies, gaming, news and radio. It also grants access to a multitude of patient services such as meal ordering, Skype, social media, patient satisfaction surveys, prescription ordering and much more.
Furthermore, by integrating alarms into the system, patients can now activate nurse call and nurse assist alarms such as drink requests, toilet assistance, and room cleaning.
Austco’s Web Services API
Many integrations are one-offs, meaning Austco has worked directly with a vendor to achieve a specific set of functions. We also provide an API that anyone can use to develop applications using the nurse call system. And unlike the one-offs, this development can be done quickly, with fewer meetings and back-and-forth between the companies.