Patient Safety Congress to showcase technology that predicts deadly conditions in the NHS

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Visit Patientrack, stand C10, Patient Safety Congress 6th to 7th July, ICC Birmingham

A technology being used to tackle deadly conditions ranging from acute kidney injury to sepsis in NHS hospitals is to be demonstrated at the high profile Patient Safety Congress in July.

Patientrack, which hospitals across the country are using to detect patients at risk of deterioration, will be on show throughout the event, where visitors will be offered live demonstrations.

The technology, which has been developed by an innovative UK firm alongside the NHS, allows nurses to capture important patient observations and vital signs digitally at the bedside. It then automatically calculates early warning scores, and directly alerts clinicians to intervene when necessary.

Patientrack is now being used to deliver safer care to many thousands of patients across the UK. But hospitals have also been adapting the technology to meet specific needs and address national clinical priorities set out by NHS England.

For example, one NHS trust in West Sussex has been using Patientrack to predict which patients are at risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI). The condition is believed to be linked with 100,000 deaths in secondary care every year. Many of these deaths are seen as avoidable and by using Patientrack clinicians now believe that mortality and morbidity related to AKI can be substantially reduced.

Donald Kennedy, managing director at Patientrack said: “Patientrack is not only being used in more and more hospitals, but the technology itself is evolving to meet local and national clinical priorities throughout the NHS and internationally. Frontline doctors and nurses deserve to be given the right technology to make their jobs easier, and pioneering clinicians are collaborating with us to make use of the technology in new and innovative ways, so that safety in the hospital environment can be improved and harm reduced.

“The Patientrack team are looking forward to the opportunity to meet delegates at the Patient Safety Congress and finding ways to collaborate with more hospitals to provide early warnings and help dedicated clinical staff intervene early for their patients.”

The congress, which is due to hear from senior figures including NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, Care Quality Commission chief executive David Behan and NICE deputy chief executive Prof Gillian Leng will take place at the Birmingham ICC on 6th and 7th of July.

Patientrack will be exhibiting on stand C10. To arrange a one to one demonstration visit the stand or contact Tim Sisson in advance on email tsisson@patientrack.com or call +44 (0)1749 685238.

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Notes to editors

Patient Safety Congress will be held at ICC, Birmingham from 6th to 7th July 2015. Full details can be found at https://www.patientsafetycongress.co.uk/

Donald Kennedy, managing director at Patientrack is available for interview during the event and separately.

About Patientrack
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, and the promoting of necessary assessments, Patientrack helps hospitals meet national and local targets for improvements in patient safety, improving patient outcomes and supporting frontline staff, while at the same time cutting costs and reducing paper. Patientrack was developed in conjunction with health professionals and its effectiveness in delivering both patient safety and cost improvements has been proven in a peer-reviewed clinical journal.

For further information please visit www.patientrack.com or follow @Patientrack on Twitter.

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