Room Service Choice™

Room Service Choice™


  • Uniquely designed for today's mobile tablet devices
  • Encourages easy patient ordering; staff-assisted at the bedside or through a call center operator
  • Supports any kitchen setup from on-demand cooking to traditional tray lines
  • Provides access to real-time data updates, including new admits, diet orders, allergies, and supplements

No matter how your hospital kitchen serves patient meals, Room Service Choice® fully supports and enhances your process. Whether you take orders at the bedside or have patients phone into a call center (or both!), Room Service Choice provides the most robust features in the industry to support you along the way.

Room Service Choice offers a web-based mobile meal ordering application accessible from any web browser, including an iPad® or other mobile tablets. You have the choice to offer staff-assisted entry of patient and guest meal selections at bedside or in a call center for either on-demand room service delivery or traditional tray line meal service. The bedside and call center ordering options are each designed to support the subtle differences in workflows between the call center and bedside entry. Room Service Choice is easy to use, easy to install, and easy to train.

Room Service Choice™ Features

Your Vision, Your Choice

  • On-Demand service supports hotel-style room service, enabling your staff to take a patient's order over the phone in the call center or by visiting the patient at the bedside. Search results can assist your staff in identifying patients needing to be visited or called. Orders can be printed to the kitchen immediately, supporting a true hotel-style room service.On-Demand is fully integrated with Tray Monitor®, so you know where your trays are at all times.
  • Menu Select service supports a traditional tray line, allowing your staff to collect orders for one or more meals at a time over the phone or bedside. Fully integrated with the Nutrition Service Suite® (NSS), suggested menus based on the chef's choice and any patient preferences can be presented in a spoken menu style. Easy access to information about all available menu cycle items let staff help patients get exactly what they want to eat. Orders are saved for tray ticket printing within NSS ensuring patients always receive safe and satisfying meals.

With Room Service Choice, you decide what service options are right for your organization. And, Room Service Choice grows with your operation—supporting your patient needs now, and in the future. With one convenient patient meal ordering solution, you can tailor your process by floor, building, ward, or patient.

Room Service Choice allows call center or host staff to operate within the same system regardless of whether they use a large touch screen monitor or a mobile tablet. A call center operator for an on-demand room service program opens On-Demand Call Center after logging in. Staff assigned to take orders at the bedside for traditional tray line production would choose Menu Select Assistant. If your staff changes roles throughout the day, like beginning work in the call center but then later going out on the floor, the software never changes—only the service option for their role.

Your operation may start with one service option and expand as needs change, or you may never need more than one service option to support your process. With Room Service Choice, we don't provide one right answer—we provide all the answers.

Do You Know Where Your Trays Are?
With Tray Monitor® and Tray Monitor Mobile™ you have the ability to monitor the progression of the order from the time a ticket is printed in the kitchen until the time the food tray is delivered. Tray Monitor lets you quickly find the location of any tray, and it will alert you when a tray's progress falls behind the expected time for preparation and delivery stages. Your staff can promote trays at the bedside using Tray Monitor Mobile, so your delivery data is accurate down to the second. The system records duration information for each stage of every order, allowing management to analyze data to improve operational efficiency. Tray Monitor Mobile will even alert delivery personnel when a patient's location has changed due to a room transfer after an order had printed in the kitchen. Excel-based reporting provides managers with tools to identify and resolve delivery issues quickly, so all trays can be delivered within your guaranteed service delivery time.

Room Service Choice displays the current tray delivery status with live updates from Tray Monitor/Tray Monitor Mobile. This data is available to staff in your call center or menu assistants on the floor right on the main search screen and within Day View option. Details about submitted orders in progress or queued for a specific delivery time are also available on the Day View option along with built-in Diet Order Change Alerts for any tickets currently in preparation and delivery.

Keep Your Patients Safe
By integrating with Nutrition Service Suite's (NSS) diet office capabilities, you get powerful clinical tools that make it easy to ensure safety and compliance with prescribed diets while increasing patient satisfaction.

An HL7 Diet Orders interface with your hospital's information system provides you with real-time diet information for your patients. Room Service Choice confirms each item for dietary compliance, ensuring that the patient does not receive a food he or she should not eat. Clinicians can enter patient-specific notes in NSS, which are always accessible to staff taking meal orders.

Monitoring and managing diabetic patients, especially insulin-dependent patients, is another critical aspect of ensuring patient safety. The system allows you to establish nutrient goals for each diet, as well as for individual patients by meal and by day. Seeing this dynamic nutrient tracking system with a comparison to goals on screen helps staff guide patients to make appropriate choices. Whenever an insulin-dependent patient begins to place an order, the insulin alert displays on the screen and an indicator will print on the Room Service Choice tray slip. In addition, the meal-tracking feature provides a history of all food items that were served to each patient.

Comprehensive Nutrient Data at Your Fingertips
CBORD®'s Master Nutrient Database (CMND) is a combination of various nutritional databases, provisional tables, and manufacturers' data that provides nutrient information on over 19,000 foods. It makes it easy for staff to determine if patient selections are nutritionally appropriate.

HIPAA Compliance

Room Service Choice supports your HIPAA compliance program by providing security administration tools to control employee access rights to patient data. Audit reports track system access, enabling you to monitor the activities of your users, as well as which patient records they have entered.

Product Sheets for Room Service Choice™

Nutrition Service Suite (PDF) 368 kB
Room Service Choice (PDF) 383 kB
Room Service Concero (PDF) 146 kB
Tray Monitor (PDF) 554 kB
Mobile Intake™ (PDF) 492 kB

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Product Videos for Room Service Choice™

To The Point | Room Service Concero
Room Service Concero connects your Room Service Choice software to your hospital's in-room entertainment device to empower your patients and improve satisfaction.
To the Point | Tray Monitor
Your hospital's on-demand room service operation requires you to know when trays are delivered and when they need to be picked up. Tray Monitor can help.
To The Point | Mobile Intake
Intervening and caring for malnutrition has a powerful impact on outcomes. Mobile Intake is here to help.

Services for Room Service Choice™

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      Our onsite training is tailored to meet the needs of your facility and a great way to experience focused training over the course of your system implementation.

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      The structure of our implementation is grounded in sound project management practices from the Project Management Institute (PMI). We are staffed with Project Managers who are certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs).
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    The right interfaces make all the difference
    • Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Interfaces
      If you are changing your Hospital Information System (HIS), remember to budget for a new CBORD interface. Get a CBORD interface expert involved early in the project, as the analysis we do prevents the need for data cleanup later. Our analysts have an average of 10 years of experience in HL7 and in CBORD systems. We know how critical time is to your operation and we ensure your patient information is used accurately. When changes are anticipated, contact a CBORD interface expert and let us help you develop an automated method that supports your workflow.

    • Interface Add-On Functionality
      If you would like to use data from an existing system in a new way, we can help. When changes are anticipated, contact a CBORD interface expert and let us help you develop an automated method that supports your workflow.

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      If you are changing a system that interfaces with your CBORD system, remember to get a CBORD interface expert involved early in the project as the analysis we do will prevent the need for data cleanup later. Itís not uncommon to think that because your new system sends over the same information your old interface will work. Early planning and budgeting for an interface upgrade makes the process seamless to your users.

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      If your plans include implementing new software, save time and expand your capabilities by putting our database experts to work for you. We can build your database, ensuring a seamless transition to keep your system running smoothly.

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      Fully outsourcing your Database Administration with CBORD may be a cost-effective way to receive the IT support you need. Let CBORD Database experts keep your system running securely at peak performance with appropriate backup. Our experts know how to manage the system and what CBORD products require. Most importantly, you can count on us to be there when you need support and peace of mind.

    Database Maintenance

    Let our experts assist with data entry to give your project a quick start.
    • Rebuild Menus or Database
      Plan ahead when you know that your contractor is changing. Changing contractors may mean you need to rebuild menus or your entire database. Get CBORD involved early and we can support you through a management change and keep your system running smoothly.

    • Holiday Menus
      Bring in a CBORD expert and take the stress out of menu changes. Let CBORD manage menu cycles for you. Our Menu Management service offering lets you rely on CBORD to plan, code, test and schedule menu changes as you need them.

    • Database Cleanup or Reimplementation
      Clean databases improve efficiencies and speed up your workflow. CBORD database experts can schedule cleanup to purge old data, perform a full reimplementation, and perform other wellness checks. If staff changes or other challenges have bogged you down, CBORD database experts can revive your database giving you and your staff a fresh start.

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