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The Crucial Role of 24/7 Technical Support in Ensuring Smooth Operations at Long-Term Care Centers

January 23rd, 2024
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In the fast-paced and dynamic environment of long-term care centers, ensuring the seamless operation of medical carts, mounts and dispensing systems is essential to providing quality care for residents. One key element in achieving this goal is the implementation of 24/7 technical support. This round-the-clock assistance not only addresses immediate issues but also plays a pivotal role in maintaining a robust infrastructure, enhancing efficiency, and ultimately contributing to the overall well-being of both residents and staff.

1. Preventive Maintenance and Rapid Issue Resolution:

Regular monitoring of systems and preventive maintenance help identify potential issues before they escalate into major problems. This preventive approach minimizes the likelihood of unexpected downtime, enhances the longevity of equipment, and reduces the overall cost of repairs.

Long-term care centers rely heavily on various medical equipment including automated dispensing cabinets, EMR workstations, patient monitoring systems and more. In a critical environment where timely responses are vital, having 24/7 technical support ensures that any technical glitches or malfunctions can be addressed promptly. Rapid issue resolution minimizes downtime, allowing staff to focus on providing uninterrupted care to residents.
2. Enhanced Staff Productivity and Resident Satisfaction:

A smooth-running infrastructure directly correlates with increased staff productivity. When technical issues are promptly resolved, staff members can perform their duties efficiently without unnecessary disruptions. This not only saves time but also contributes to a more positive work environment, reducing stress and increasing job satisfaction among caregivers.

The well-being of residents is the top priority in long-term care centers. Making sure these systems are properly cared for and maintained, plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and comfort of residents. With 24/7 technical support in place, any issues with these systems can be quickly addressed, preventing potential risks and ensuring that residents receive the care they need without compromise.

3. Adaptability to Technological Advances:

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies emerging to improve patient care and streamline operations. 24/7 technical support ensures that long-term care centers can adapt to these advancements seamlessly. The support team can assist in the integration of new technologies, software and firmware upgrades, provide training to staff, and address any challenges that may arise during the transition.

How We Can Help:

TouchPoint Medical has a 4-pillar approach to service and support. 

  • Plan. Initial walkthrough/site assessment and budgetary proposal so that our team can recommend the best solution for your facility.  During your clinical site survey, we send an on-site success manager to your facility to do an audit of exactly what you need, how it will be used, and where it fits. This helps ensure that the technology is positioned to facilitate patient care, not get in the way of it.
  • Equip. Product trials ensure that the solutions you selected in fact meet your clinical team’s needs. Healthcare staff are already stressed and overworked. Our solutions help make their day easier by making sure that their equipment is the right fit.
  • Maintain. Preventive maintenance and tech refreshes continuously and actively monitor the performance of your TPM solutions.  It’s important to have a preventive maintenance program to address not only normal wear of mechanical and electrical parts but also failure due to movement for cleaning, rearranging or relocation of certain equipment. Extremes in ambient temperature, humidity, dust & dirt also have an impact on the performance of your healthcare equipment.  Electronic interference from adjacent electronic devices can cause problems if undetected.
  • Care. Live and local technical support and customer service is always just a call or click away. Live and local customer service and technical support teams provide personalized service, attention to detail, and proper urgency when addressing your concerns. We help you to maximize uptime while relieving IT staff from constant repairs and tickets.

In the complex and demanding environment of long-term care centers, the role of 24/7 technical support cannot be overstated. From immediate issue resolution to proactive maintenance and staying abreast of technological advances, a dedicated support team contributes significantly to the smooth operation of technical systems. By prioritizing the reliability and efficiency of these systems, long-term care centers can provide optimal care for residents, foster a positive work environment for staff, and ensure compliance with healthcare standards.