Cutting edge patient safety technology to be shown at Patient First
An innovative patient safety system that is allowing growing numbers of NHS doctors and nurses to intervene early, prevent patient deterioration and save more lives, will be showcased at the Patient First event at Excel London on the 26th and 27th of November.
Patientrack, which is being used by a growing number of UK hospitals, digitises bedside observations and then automatically calculates early warning scores, identifying deteriorating patients and directly alerting clinicians when intervention is needed.
The technology is relieving pressure on frontline staff and is being used by NHS hospitals to significantly reduce adverse events ranging from cardiac arrests to sepsis. It is also helping hospitals across the country meet CQUIN and other safety and quality targets.
It is becoming recognised as an example of the UK leading the world in patient safety, with significant interest from the international community in how NHS hospitals are using the technology.
Patientrack, which is in use at hospitals including Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Fife and Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will be demonstrated at Patient First by the Patientrack team on stand D15.
The system is accessed by nurses and doctors on the ward, using familiar mobile devices such as Apple, Android and Microsoft tablets. It is continuously available and delivers information directly to health professionals in real time, as well as vital reports and dashboards from ward to board. Patientrack also provides electronic assessments and screenings for venous thromboembolism (VTE), dementia, fluid balance, neurological observations and more.
The only system of its kind with a peer reviewed clinical trial, it has been proven to improve patient safety in the NHS and has recently been procured by hospitals through the Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund.
It is now is being considered by trusts as they apply for their share of £35m in the second round of the Nursing Technology Fund, for which digitally enabled observations management solutions have been identified as a key focus area by NHS England.
Donald Kennedy, Patientrack managing director said: “Our team look forward to meeting delegates at Patient First. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate an innovative technology that is helping doctors and nurses to improve safety, reduce unnecessary lengthy hospital admissions and, most importantly, save lives.
“So many trusts are finding the technology a valuable asset to relieve pressure on frontline staff, especially with the availability of technology funds, for which this solution meets the requirements perfectly.
“We look forward to helping more hospitals with this crucial technology from an innovative UK SME, and in helping trusts to produce compelling submissions for the Nursing Technology Fund.”
Patientrack helps hospitals deliver safer care – which is also more cost-effective care – by ensuring observation and assessment protocols are carried out correctly and consistently, and by automatically calculating early warning scores and alerting clinicians when interventions are needed. Through early identification of deteriorating patients, Patientrack helps hospitals meet national and local targets for improvements in patient safety, while cutting costs through reducing lengths of stay and transfers to ICU within the hospital. Patientrack was developed in conjunction with clinicians and nurses and its effectiveness in delivering both patient safety and cost improvements has been proven in a peer-reviewed clinical trial.
About Patient First
Patient First is the new national healthcare event for UK patient safety, created to support Professor Don Berwick’s call for a learning culture and providing two days of compelling content for boards, doctors, nurses, managers, pharmacists and all those concerned about delivering improved safety outcomes to patients and service users. It will be held from Wednesday 26th to Thursday 27th November at ExCel London. Full details can be found here.
About the Nursing Technology Fund
Prime Minister David Cameron first revealed the fund in October 2012 as a way to support the nursing community and to make better use of digital technologies for the delivery of safer, more effective and more efficient care. More information can be found at http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/tsd/sst/nursing-technology-fund/
Matthew D’Arcy, Highland Marketing on behalf of Patientrack
Phone: +44 (0)1877 339922