Mt. Prospect, Il / San Diego, CA ( September 3 ) – Staff assignment integration between the Rauland Responder® nurse call solution and the Skylight Interactive® platform delivers an interactive solution to help improve nursing workflows, engage patients and achieve better overall patient satisfaction, the companies reported today.

The software interface – ResponderSync™ – integrates staff assignment information across multiple hospital systems to improve nursing team workflows, deliver a more complete and timely picture of staff/patient assignments and improve staff/patient communication. The Skylight system empowers patients to participate more thoroughly in their healing through education, engagement, and entertainment.

Nursing staff benefits from this interface by keeping their patients advised of who their caregiver is; patients benefit by being able to readily identify, recognize and communicate with their caregivers. The patient and family’s ability to know their care team and understand their role makes them more likely to ask questions and become more actively involved in the care process resulting in better patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs for both patients and the provider.

“The alliance with Rauland is a natural fit for Skylight,” commented Tom Klopack, Skylight’s president and CEO. “Rauland has set the standard for enhancing patient communication and clinical workflow. With this new integration, we can add a truly seamless interaction for patients with their care team that can improve communication, better prepare patients for discharge, and increase patient loyalties for healthcare organizations.”

“ResponderSync revolutionizes the way nurses work and the way nursing teams work together,” said Maureen Pajerski, Rauland’s EVP and CMO. “The patient care environment relies on staff assignments; ResponderSync can maximize the time and skills of the nursing teams on-duty and make the most of electronic medical records by sharing information between systems. Responder does this by helping to manage nurses’ time, balance workloads and allow for adjustable shifts.”

In helping to avoid ‘sign-on fatigue’, the integration also can improve staff compliance, improve patient care and help ensure proper oversight and accountability of needed historical records. Updates to the staffing and patient assignments made in one system will stay in sync on the other system as changes are made.

Under current practice, there is a proliferation of overlapping and duplicate systems. Nursing staff must take the time, and remember, to sign-on and sign-off independently to each system being used. Changes to assignments must be updated independently on each system, as they happen. Now, one sign-on via ResponderSync gives access to each of these multiple systems, removing the silos between them and sharing information in a timely way.


About Skylight
Skylight’s interactive technology seamlessly aligns healthcare teams and workflow processes with patient care to help significantly increase communication and improve outcomes. Skylight’s Interactive platform supports patient engagement strategies by transforming the in-room TV into an interactive system connecting patients with their care team. Learn more at www.skylight.com. 

Rauland Responder
Responder helps staff deliver the best possible patient care, with fast, direct communication, flexible integration, intelligent call routing and real-time reporting. Responder helps gather data real-time for easier decisionmaking, optimized workflow and enhanced patient care and satisfaction, with an enha

Rauland-Borg
Rauland-Borg is a respected leader in the design and delivery of advanced communications, workflow and lifesafety solutions for hospitals and education worldwide. Local service and support is delivered through a nationwide network of certified distributors. Visit at www.rauland.com.

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