Patient safety to take key focus at London’s eHealth Week

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Visit Patientrack, stand 211, eHealth Week 3rd to 4th March 2015, Olympia, London

Patient safety will be a key issue on the agenda at London’s eHealth Week from 3rd to 4th March.

The event, which will hear from speakers including Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens, will see health and care professionals come together to hear important pre-election and policy announcements and to see how leading edge technologies are being used by the NHS to help frontline staff save more lives.

Patientrack, which is being used by a growing number of pioneering hospitals to automatically alert nurses and doctors to patients at risk of deterioration and allow early intervention, will be on display at the event.

The technology is helping hospitals deliver safer care, which is also more cost-effective, 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.

It is also now being used by innovative hospitals to tackle serious conditions including sepsis and acute kidney injury (AKI), which are linked to tens of thousands of deaths in hospitals every year.

Donald Kennedy, managing director at Patientrack, said: “eHealth Week is an opportunity to share important stories about how pioneering hospitals are providing frontline nurses and doctors with the tools they need to carry out crucial observations, intervene early and save more lives.

“With the need to improve patient safety so high on the agenda for so many, it is important that innovative applications of technology are known about by all levels of those working in our health and care system, so that patients and staff across the country can benefit.”

Patientrack will be exhibiting at the event on stand 211. Delegates are encouraged to visit the stand for an informal discussion, to learn about how hospitals are using the technology or to receive a demonstration.

 

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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. 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.

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To arrange an interview with Donald Kennedy or other members of the Patientrack team please contact:
Matthew D’Arcy
Highland Marketing
Phone: +44 (0)1877 381124
Mobile: +44 (0)7551 171571
matthewd@highland-marketing.com