University Hospitals Sussex is pioneering the use of an app designed to overcome language barriers within its antenatal classes.
Dr Mark Ratnarajah, a practising paediatrician, reflects on what real-time data should support a culture of shared learning following the Ockenden review.
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with TPP’s SystmOne Maternity, enabling the Trust to digitise their entire maternity pathway.
Ted Reynolds, a healthcare specialist at Restore Digital, explores the progress in making the maternity records of all expectant mothers electronic by 2024.
Maternity care is often seen in the more traditional sense, but digital tools including video, apps and AI have the ability to transform care for women.
Building on its maternity information system, the trust has added a fully customisable module that allows patients access to their records.
New mums who are separated from their newborns after birth at Worcestershire Royal Hospital will be given iPads to help them bond with their child.
Created by Sunita Sharma, consultant obstetrician at Chelsea and Westminster, the Mum and Baby app will be rolled out across the country.
The single maternity record will enable clinical information to be shared between four hospitals in the region, improving quality of care for patients.
NHS Digital tasked 135 maternity providers in England with completing a self-assessment of their digital progress, including their adoption of electronic health records, data-sharing and offering service users access to online services.