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Enhancement for handling of Patient Discharges in Meal Ordering

News from Version 15.10

A new logic has been implemented to provide a more granular handling of Patient Meal Orders on the day of Patient discharge.

The cut-off time functionality for Meal Orders needed to be enhanced to enable Meal Orders based on the discharge time on the day of discharge. For Patients whose discharge time is before the new cut-off time, Tray Cards, Kitchen Lists and Container Label Print will be suppressed when printing for that day.

Delegate now introduces an improved Patient display logic in Patient Meal Ordering, Mobile Meal Ordering and in delivery documents. It can be applied for cases where it is important to correctly consider Cut-Off time 3 for the Meal Time in question. In Patient Administration, the display is also considering the Patient’s discharge time on the day of discharge.

The enhancement allows for more flexibility and ensures that no surplus meals can be ordered after the Patient is actually discharged. If a meal had been ordered and Patient discharge time was altered in the meantime thus making the Meal Order obsolete on the discharge day, the Tray Cards and other relevant documents will be correctly considering this and suppressing such Meal Order. This helps to further reduce food wastage and makes the processes more flexible.

A new settings group has been introduced on the “Patients Service” tab in the Settings module. It is now possible to use different Display modes for Patient Administration and Meal Ordering. Discharged Patients can either be displayed until Discharge Time, Until the End of Day or hidden completely from the display on discharge day.

In the example below taken from Mobile Meal Ordering, the Patient will clearly see which meal option is still available on discharge day. The other meal buttons will be displayed but grayed out.

The patient is discharged on 29.08.2020 at 10:00 a.m. and Cut Off time 3 for breakfast is “11:00”. The selected Display Logic was “Show Today’s Discharges until Discharge Time”. The Patient therefore will only be able to place Meal Orders on the next day for Snack and Breakfast only:

Another advantage is that in Service Unit Ordering and Room Service Rounding, patients will be filtered out automatically thus preventing the placing of Meal Orders where applicable. The new function allows for a more streamlined and logical process flow and thus reduces food waste.

News from Version 15.10

A new logic has been implemented to provide a more granular handling of Patient Meal Orders on the day of Patient discharge.

The cut-off time functionality for Meal Orders needed to be enhanced to enable Meal Orders based on the discharge time on the day of discharge. For Patients whose discharge time is before the new cut-off time, Tray Cards, Kitchen Lists and Container Label Print will be suppressed when printing for that day.

Delegate now introduces an improved Patient display logic in Patient Meal Ordering, Mobile Meal Ordering and in delivery documents. It can be applied for cases where it is important to correctly consider Cut-Off time 3 for the Meal Time in question. In Patient Administration, the display is also considering the Patient’s discharge time on the day of discharge.

The enhancement allows for more flexibility and ensures that no surplus meals can be ordered after the Patient is actually discharged. If a meal had been ordered and Patient discharge time was altered in the meantime thus making the Meal Order obsolete on the discharge day, the Tray Cards and other relevant documents will be correctly considering this and suppressing such Meal Order. This helps to further reduce food wastage and makes the processes more flexible.

A new settings group has been introduced on the “Patients Service” tab in the Settings module. It is now possible to use different Display modes for Patient Administration and Meal Ordering. Discharged Patients can either be displayed until Discharge Time, Until the End of Day or hidden completely from the display on discharge day.

In the example below taken from Mobile Meal Ordering, the Patient will clearly see which meal option is still available on discharge day. The other meal buttons will be displayed but grayed out.

The patient is discharged on 29.08.2020 at 10:00 a.m. and Cut Off time 3 for breakfast is “11:00”. The selected Display Logic was “Show Today’s Discharges until Discharge Time”. The Patient therefore will only be able to place Meal Orders on the next day for Snack and Breakfast only: