Patientrack proven benefits
Robust, open & scalable
Predict, prevent & manage

Patientrack proven benefits

Today Patientrack’s award winning solution is delivering an increasing range of clinical and financial benefits to many hospitals. They are real and proven and support the:

  • reduction in hospital length-of-stay
  • reduction in mortality
  • improvement in the accuracy of EWS calculations
  • increased levels of clinical attendance
  • reduction in the number of unexpected cardiac arrests
  • reduction in the number ICU days.

For hospitals and its healthcare professionals, where Patientrack is being used, the feedback on the advantages that the system brings are numerous. They include:

Clinical advantages…
  • Ability for clinicians to influence appropriate care at ‘anytime from anywhere’.
  • Ensured compliance with standards, guidelines and evidence based practice.
  • Appropriate frequency of vital sign recording in accordance with EWS 24×7.
  • Improved patient flow based on more timely identification of patient improvement.
  • Reduced blockage in ICU resulting in a positive effect on elective surgery.
  • Patient deterioration being indicated in real-time to enable early intervention.
Productivity and reporting enhancements…
  • Improved and sustained high levels of compliance with hospital protocols for recording, recognition and response.
  • Information available at a glance with quick dissemination.
  • Ease of generation of monthly performance reports.
  • Easier review of clinical assessments and charts for RCAs with clear audit trails.
  • Standardised recording across all ward areas.
  • Increasing use of reliable data for operational, planning and performance improvement, and integration with other data sources.
  • Meeting local and national targets for patient safety.
Healthcare professionals benefits…
  • Standardisation of processes makes it easier for staff to do their job.
  • Faster access to better information means delivery of better patient care.
  • Ability for staff to oversee the patient status, charts and EWS from the ward or remotely from PCs and hand-held devices.
  • Ease of ongoing training in EWS and track and trigger processes for all clinical staff.
  • Increased confidence levels in caring for patients.
  • Reduction in use of paper and searching for records, means more time to focus on the patient.
  • Better morale for healthcare staff resulting in improved recruitment and retention levels.
Safety and quality of care improvements…
  • Increased patient satisfaction levels.
  • Higher levels of service delivery standards.
  • Ability to effectively monitor patients at smaller facilities where specialist staff are not on hand.
  • Improved support for initiatives such as ‘hospital at night’.
  • Elimination of duplication of documentation and reduction in the opportunities for human error.
  • Comprehensive audit trails to support clinical governance and review of ward processes improving patient safety levels.
  • Flexibility to improve other aspects of monitoring and assessment across wards.
  • Reduction in complaints with regard to acute care.

…and this is what the users have to say:

“I love it, we don’t spend hours on the phone now looking for the doctors.”

Ward nurse

“We love the fact that we now know who our sick patients are.”

Nurse in charge

“I really like the fact that I can see the patients chart from here (on the unit) to see if the plan I put in place is working.”

Critical care consultant

“It works.”

Consultant & clinical director
Information access & visibility
  • Powerful information from ward to board
  • Information sharing and integration (including HL7)
  • Always-on access anytime anywhere
  • At-a-glance ward and hospital views
  • Open interfaces
  • Team collaboration, communication and handover (e.g. SBAR and ISOBAR)
  • Reporting, dashboards and business Intelligence
  • Patient history and charting
  • User definable views
Clinical policies & processes
  • Research and collaboration
  • Site definable templates
  • Configurable workflows
  • Patient centric
  • Configurable risk evaluation
  • Clinical pathways
  • Infection management
  • Vital signs capture
  • EWS, NEWS, PEWS, MEWS
  • Clinical response
Workflow & task co-ordination
  • Automatically link tasks, events and timing
  • Patient handover
  • Task scheduling and assignment
  • Automated alerting
  • Reminders, escalation and closure
Data capture & risk indices
  • Patient events and flags
  • Nursing observations
  • Clinical assessments
  • External data collections
  • Automated risk scoring and assessment
  • Sensitive to care setting
Information access & visibility
Clinical policies & processes
Workflow & task co-ordination
Data capture & risk indices

Architecture Advantage

Patientrack has a modern, robust, open and scalable architecture that blends industry standards with the specific needs of the health sector.

Security
  • Role-based security model
  • Single sign-on
  • Secure communications
  • Data protection
  • High availability
  • 24x7 support
Technology
  • Leverage enterprise infrastructure
  • Device agnostic
  • Mobile or fixed devices
  • Android, iOS, Windows
  • Zero footprint
  • Open architecture

The Patientrack architecture advantage

Our architecture ensures that Patientrack:

  • Is easy – For nurses and doctors to use, and fits in with ward processes and clinical pathways.
  • Is secure – No data held on mobile devices, HTTPS security across terminal and device sessions, depersonalised extracts.
  • Offers openness & choice – Easy fit with existing investments and recognition of different starting points. Device agnostic.
  • Is highly configurable – Your rules on vital signs, EWS, alerting, workflow; your reports and extracts.
  • Enables flexible implementation – To meet your priorities and timelines.
  • Enables convergence & sharing – Tablets, smartphones, desktops and WiFi are available for other applications, and data can be shared easily.
  • Is a system that works with you – Works with existing clinical and business policies, processes, workflows and technologies. Allows you to take advantage of new technologies and price points.

Delivering quick, tangible improvements to the way ward staff care for patients, and with an easy and intuitive interface that allows it to slip seamlessly into daily ward life, Patientrack encourages nursing staff to embrace IT at the patient bedside.

Patientrack not only fits well into ward life but also fits easily into a hospital’s wider IT strategy.

“Patientrack has freed up a lot of nursing time. When a patient is unwell, we can actually spend our time looking after the patient rather than having to bleep and chase doctors. The machine does it all for us and we can just concentrate on the patient.”

Gallula Nulty, ward sister, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

Making a positive difference

Patientrack is swift to implement so organisations begin benefitting from investment almost immediately. Our approach to deployment is designed to help delivery at every stage, from project planning to hospital-wide rollout. We also ensure that, once Patientrack is in place, it is available around the clock and where ward staff need it, with 24×7 support provided.

Patientrack supports a wide range of patient safety, productivity improvement and quality initiatives. It offers IT departments the opportunity to take IT out of the back room and onto wards to make a real, positive difference to the way nurses, doctors and other healthcare profssionals deliver care.

“Patientrack has developed a solution which meets our evolving needs. In fact, its introduction has proved to be one of the most successful clinical IT projects at the trust so far, and getting IT to every bedside is providing a foundation on which to deliver other clinical applications.”

Dr Richard Venn, consultant in intensive care, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

Patientrack AKI

Patientrack’s AKI solution helps hospitals and frontline staff predict which patients are likely to develop acute kidney injury and to then take early action to prevent the devastating impact of a condition linked with tens of thousands of deaths every year. Developed by clinical and technology leaders in their field, the ground-breaking system uses best practice approaches to support the most effective identification and management of AKI, helping doctors and nurses reduce mortality and morbidity and deliver the best in person-centred care. The solution has been subject to rigorous testing to ensure it meets clinical needs. Doctors can see a patient’s AKI status or risk score in real-time and at the hospital bedside. Automatic alerts give clinicians and patients the benefits of early intervention. Plus, this devastating condition can be managed according to NICE guidance, and it can help an NHS trust meet the latest NHS England Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) targets for AKI identification and reporting.
  • Flag patients at risk of AKI as soon as patients are seen

  • Patient’s AKI status available to clinical staff in real time

  • Help prevent AKI by automatically alerting clinicians to take early intervention

  • Identify and manage patients with AKI much more effectively

  • Meet clinical and financial goals such as NHS England’s 2015/16 CQUIN targets for AKI

Contact us at
+44 (0)1749 685238
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How it works

Vital data combined – using national staging and predictive algorithms
AKI risk/status recorded and alerted – prevention possible
Best practice management started – best patient care delivered
Data entered into discharge summary – CQUIN achieved

What it does

The outputs from this process include an “AKI dashboard” that combines the national AKI staging score and the pre-eminent AKI predictive score. If a patient’s data passes a certain threshold, the system automatically alerts staff and triggers an AKI assessment and plan, and a set of actions for clinicians. This enables the most appropriate targeting of resources and treatment to the prevention of morbidity and mortality associated with AKI using appropriate national and local guidelines, such as NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) AKI recommendations. Supporting alerts are monitored automatically, and can be escalated according to specific needs. As well supporting good quality care, the system captures data that can be used for quality improvement, as well as automatically being entered into discharge summaries and shared with other systems, enabling compliance with national and local targets for AKI identification and management.

What clinicians say

“Patientrack gives clinicians the ability to flag up which patients are at risk of acute kidney injury almost from the moment they walk through the door, so that they can see which patients are at risk from the first set of observations. Effectively it is an intelligent real-time technology that should systemically improve the care of patients. It will prevent and it will help to improve the management of people who come in with AKI.”

Professor Lui Forni, consultant in intensive care and renal medicine and chair of the AKI section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

“This technology should be of significant interest to NHS hospitals. Early intervention should help to prevent morbidity and mortality, including secondary complications such as chronic kidney disease. Even more can be achieved, including reduced lengths of stay and the potential for a reduction in renal replacement therapies and escalation to intensive care.”

Dr Richard Venn, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Safety and clinical benefits

Patientrack’s AKI system uses a best practice, clinically-driven predictive scoring model to help clinicians deliver the most appropriate, preventative care for what is a national and international priority. It can also expand to incorporate any future developments in prediction algorithms at a national and local level. The solution helps reduce avoidable deaths and severe harm and fosters improved communication and collaboration across high-pressured care teams.

Prediction and prevention

The 2015/16 CQUIN for AKI management aims to identify the numbers affected by this devastating condition. Many hospitals may choose to record AKI on a hospital’s Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)/pathology system, as required at national level. Patientrack’s AKI solution meets all current requirements, and goes beyond current requirements, enabling prediction and prevention of this lethal condition, which NHS England estimates is associated with the deaths of 100,000 people per year in secondary care.

Clinical reach and sound technology

Patientrack’s AKI system is built on technology that is already being used for assessments such as Sepsis, VTE, Dementia, Diabetes and many more, and is being used to help manage deteriorating patients and monitor early warning scores. The software, which also permits digitally enabled observations, comes with high customer satisfaction and is supported by a dynamic, clinically-driven user group. Cost benefits include shorter length of stay, reduced risks & costs of care complications, improvements to care processes and all the advantages that come with a real time and of a paperless solution.

A paperless, reporting solution

Patientrack AKI replaces paper-based processes to enable hospitals to achieve their paperless ambitions.

The solution captures actionable data for care quality improvement, and creates a database that can also feed into collaboration and research activities.

Data captured and generated that are immediately available for sharing and linking with other solutions, such as electronic medical records (EMRs), portals and patient flow products.

Award winning

Patientrack AKI is a winner of the UK government’s Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) and National Institute for Health Research Healthcare Technology Co-operative Devices for Dignity (D4D) competition for innovative ideas from industry to develop cutting-edge technology solutions to help kidney patients.

SBRI
Devices for Dignity

To find out more about our AKI solution contact us on +44 (0)1749 685238