Papworth Hospital is one of the largest specialist cardiothoracic hospitals in Europe and includes the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre. The trust treats more than 24,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
Papworth identified a need for an Intensive Care Unit clinical information system that would enable them to help identify and reduce variations in the quality of care, support care processes and increase the continuity of care.
They also sought to remove the need for paper and ensure that all documentation would be captured in one location, could not be lost and could be viewed and used by multiple people in multiple locations at the same time to enable new ways of working.
The clinical information system the trust chose was IMDSoft’s Metavision ICU, in support of 25 level 3 ICU beds. The system was installed in November 2006.
The linked iMDSoft case study provides a succinct and informative overview of the results and benefits achieved by Papworth through use of MetaVision.
These have included elimination of several types of prescription errors, improved patient care due to standardization, improved guidance at the point of care, increased production of research and compliance for local and national reporting.