Seven hospital sites from the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have gone live with electronic observations in a bid to improve patient care.
Since introducing Vitals e-obs software, Barnsley Hospital has seen immediate improvements in recognising and treating sepsis, and is now among the best performers. Length of stay in ICU for patients who contract sepsis has been cut by 1.5 days.
Speaking at NHS Expo, Dave Austin explained how the digital ward had allowed clinicians to monitor patient data and identify signs of deterioration.
The roll-out of CareFlow Vitals happened in the space of one day and involved simultaneously replacing an existing electronic observations system.
The company, which supplies o-obs and vital signs tech to the NHS, has taken on the Alcidion branding, but the product itself remains Patientrack.
System C will deliver an integrated clinical and administration system based on its Medway product line, replacing the trust’s current Lorenzo system.
Dartford and Gravesham will introduce a range of technology platforms designed by Alcidion with the aim of “leapfrogging” other trusts.
System C’s CareFlow Vitals has been launched across all 52 wards at the trust’s two main hospital sites and means they are all paper-free for observations.
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Royal Bolton Hospital is distributing more than 300 Myco smart devices to clinicians across its paediatric, maternity and critical care wards.
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