In December last year, the Royal College of Physicians released an updated version of the National Early Warning Score – NEWS 2. With 20% of hospitals still not using the national early warning scoring, how difficult will it be to implement the new system? And how can technology help? Maja Dragovic reports.
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E-observations platform provider Patientrack will expand its work with NHS hospitals in England after announcing its acquisition by health informatics software company, Alcidion.
Patientrack helps frontline hospital staff lower mortality, respond to deteriorating patients, and reduce length of stay through e-observations, alerting and assessments. See how Manchester nurses are transforming care with Patientrack.
This week’s healthcare news round-up delves into a progress on e-referrals in Ireland, how doctors are getting involved in healthcare social media platforms, and some clever tech from Lincolnshire.
This week’s industry round up focuses on companies and company appointments, and includes news of some European recognition for Patientrack, a new partnership for Bridgehead, and a new chief executive for Arkivum.
Student nurses in Manchester are being taught to capture bedside observations on an iPad, using the Patientrack system.
NHS Fife has seen a significant reduction in cardiac arrests in one of its hospital’s busiest areas after deploying an electronic observations and early warning system.
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been developing acute kidney injury alerts for Patientrack, and is now planning a big expansion of its use of IT. Lyn Whitfield went to visit.
This week’s industry round-up includes the news that all trusts are now members of GS1 UK and some interesting wins for UK companies abroad.
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has created an electronic patient record with the usability of Facebook or eBay, Lis Evenstad discovers.