Nurse Call System Overview

The Easiest-To-Use Nurse Call System On The Market


The Easiest-To-Use Nurse Call Solution On The Market

Our emphasis on usability has led to the development of flexible and innovative methodologies increasing the effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction of our users.

CommonPath goes beyond traditional nurse call systems to serve as a unified backbone for all hospital communications. With CommonPath, people, systems and devices communicate seamlessly. This has enabled our customers to decrease patient request times, eliminate unnecessary interruptions of caregiver workflow and increase patient safety and satisfaction.

Nurse Call Systems Designed for Today & Tomorrow

Payors are shifting to a reimbursement model that ties payment to quality and efficiency of care, rather than the quantity of services provided. While improving patient outcomes has always been a focus for the nation’s hospitals, the regulatory dynamics and administrative complexities have proven to be a challenge for administrators.

On the surface, the need for providers to lower costs while driving quality up can appear to be in direct opposition. However, hospital providers and operators are lowering costs by increasing care quality with the prudent application of technology.

CommonPath’s Nurse Call platform helps drive costs down while improving quality through streamlined communications methodologies, integration of clinical workflows, innovative uses of technology, and robust reporting.

Real Time Location System

Integration of our native Real Time Location System (RTLS) creates substantial gains in workflow efficiency. In addition to tracking and location, we have pioneered the use of RTLS to passively initiate and close workflow events eliminating the need for caregivers to do so by pushing buttons.


CommonPath features an embedded real-time locating solution that automatically identifies and tracks the location of staff members and hospital assets, such as IVs, pumps, and wheelchairs. Our wearable, lightweight, and small form-factor badges transmit caregiver location to receivers in rooms and corridors no matter where they are in a facility or campus.

The real benefit, however, of tying RTLS to CommonPath comes from the efficiency-gain of automatically initiating and closing nurse call related workflow events. This eliminates the need for caregivers to manually press buttons on patient stations, and allows them to focus on the care of their patients.


  • Infrared receivers located throughout a unit, floor, or facility track the RTLS badges assigned to each caregiver
  • Each time a nurse enters the room, his/her presence is captured
  • When a nurse is dispatched to a room, the RTLS badge will track who the caregiver was, their role, how long it took to arrive, and how long they stayed
  • Any alarms, dome lights, etc. tied to the nurse call will automatically respond to the nurse’s presence and change status
  • Should the request require a higher level nursing resource, the alarms and lights will not change status until a nurse with those credentials arrives (managed through roles)
  • Forensic auditing reports can be pulled to demonstrate clinical effectiveness or to prove bed-level presence in the event of a complaint or adverse/sentinel event


With integrated RTLS, hospitals can gain deeper insights into their workflows and staffing levels. CommonPath reporting can be tailored by the floor or unit, allowing hospitals to generate actionable data relevant to any setting.

Wireless Mobility

Any wireless device can be easily integrated with CommonPath, allowing greater staff mobility and ease of communication. Information from the nurse call system including patient information, alarms, alerts, and codes can be pushed to the device of choice, promoting better, faster, and more informed responses to requests, along with improved patient care.


The high mobility and varied device preferences of hospital staff members require communications systems that can accommodate any wireless device. CommonPath is completely equipment and device agnostic. If it can send or receive a message, it can interface with CommonPath.

  • Enables faster, more-informed responses to patient requests
  • Improves coordination of staff member responsibilities
  • Provides staff members greater mobility
  • Allows staff members to communicate throughout the entire facility
  • Protects patient privacy and security
  • Reduces or eliminates overhead paging

Comprehensive Reporting

Our real-time administrative dashboards and forensic auditing tools help hospitals improve performance, enhance nurse alignment, and demonstrate accountability.

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