Digital Health News introduces the Industry Round-Up, a weekly digest of company announcements, appointments and product launches. 

Contract wins/ deployments

St Michael’s Hospice to implement Crosscare 

St Michael’s Hospice will go-live with Advanced’ mobile clinical management solution next March. Crosscare will enable the organisation to increase the time its hospice workers can spend with patients by up to 20 per cent through automating manual processes.

Crosscare will electronically store full patient records including individual care plans, assessments and reviews. Statistical graphs can also be tailored to automatically calculate risk scores and effectively monitor progress to aid decision making.

Isle of Man introduces Patientrack 

Noble’s Hospital in the Isle of Man will roll-out the Patientrack digital observations, early warning and alerting system in phases, with pilot wards due to start shortly.

Patientrack allows nurses to take electronic observations at the bedside and automatically calculates early warning scores and alerts clinicians directly so that they can intervene when necessary.

Aridhia partners on brain injury study

Aridhia Informatics has announced a two-year funded collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the University of Glasgow and Philips Healthcare. 

The company will provide its data science expertise and AnalytiXagility platform to the study, which will develop technology enabling the analysis of high frequency neurological data to better inform the diagnosis and treatment of patients with traumatic brain injuries.  Funding for the study has been awarded by Innovate UK.

Golden Jubilee works with Microstrategy

NHS Scotland's Golden Jubilee National Hospital has deployed the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform and MicroStrategy Mobile to monitor, report, and analyse more than 200 quality indicators consisting of patient care, staffing, and performance metrics. 

The hospital’s chief executive Jill Young said: “the platform's comprehensive capabilities allow us to measure, in detail, the success of our Quality Framework and inform members of our staff via mobile apps on how they can be more responsive to our patients."

Product launches

SCSLhealth launches INRstar analytics 

INRstar analytics has been designed with users and commissioners to provide instant, up to date data on anticoagulation services across multiple locations. 

Emma-Jane Roberts, deputy director of strategy and implementation, Leicester City CCG said: “we used to spend a whole day every month gathering the activity, quality and clinical audit data from over 50 practices and developing quality and performance dashboards. Introducing analytics has meant that business intelligence reporting for all practices is instantly available to us at the click of a button.” 

GroundVISION launches Radar

GroundVISION has launched the Radar early warning alert system. It is designed to give critical care teams and early warning responders views of Early Warning Scores and insight into deteriorating patients. 

The solution provides real-time views of a patient’s vital signs, enabling responders to intervene earlier. 

Company news

VitalPAC passes 100 million electronic patient observations

VitalPAC is used in 600 wards across 45 hospitals with over five million sets of observations being collected each month and more than 100 million now collected in total.

The rate at which data is gathered by VitalPAC is set to increase with the roll-out of a more powerful VitalPAC Doctor product, which provides real-time visibility of who and where patients under a clinician’s care are and a complete picture of their clinical condition via iPhone, iPod or iPad.

Microtech Group acquires TeleHealth Solutions

Microtech Group has bought TeleHealth Solutions to expand its range of self-care services. The acquisition will allow NHS and local authority commissioners to access a full service offering for telehealth and telecare support contracts in one place.

In the new portfolio is HomePod, a touchscreen device which enables people to be monitored for health changes from where they live, and SurgeryPod, a touchscreen device for patients to record information such as weight, height, blood pressure prior to their GP or hospital appointment.