For Patients & Caregivers
Utilizing the noddle system is significant for both patient and the healthcare organization providing care. Patients that can effectively communicate their needs are at a significant advantage and have an improved experience by being able to be an active participant in their own care. The noddle system has been shown to:
- Reduce potentially serious adverse events from 3x to 2x through improved-patient provider communication .
- Empower every patient to access the nurse call system
- Allow providers to react to potential patient complications in a timelier manner
For Healthcare Providers
The noddle system has been shown to improve patient-provider communication in the ICU and other settings. Addressing critically ill patient’s needs in a timely and efficient manner is crucial to impacting patient outcomes and helps reduce patient-provider stress and frustration by allowing for easy communication.
Significant operational benefits of the noddle system include:
- Nurses and caregivers spending less time reading lips, tracking down and using laminated storyboards, or deciphering gestures and illegible writing
- Improving workflows – direct communication leads to a reduction in wasted caregiver time.
- Reduce caregiver turnover by removing communication barriers and frustration that create stressful environments.
For Healthcare Organizations
Patients with impaired communication are 3x more likely to experience a preventable adverse medical event. Adverse events lead to overall poorer patient outcomes, unnecessary patient suffering and dissatisfaction, increased length of hospital stays, and at least $1B of additional healthcare spending annually in the U.S.
Improving patient-provider communication has significant financial benefits:
- Potentially reducing preventable adverse events, which could eliminate millions of dollars in costs for a single healthcare system.
- Mitigate risk associated with CMS value-based purchasing penalties concerning hospital acquired conditions such as pressure ulcers, ventilator associated pneumonia, and adverse drug reactions.
- Create efficiencies in care by removing workflow impediments associated with communication barriers.