GDE blueprints ‘hit usual NHS problem of low adoption’, digital leaders say
One year on from the release of the first wave of blueprints, it’s unclear what the uptake has been and if any systems have successfully been implemented.
Alder Hey staff to use electronic devices to identify early warning signs
Part of a study, staff at Alder Hey are using System C’s CareFlow Vitals software platform, which powers the electronic devices.
E-observations software delivers marked sepsis improvement at Barnsley
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.
Digital tools prevent hundreds of sepsis deaths across three hospitals
Cambridge University Hospitals and Royal Berkshire have implemented a digital sepsis blueprint released in Febriary as part of the GDE programme.
Imperial College scientists create AI system to help treat sepsis
The findings claimed 98 per cent of the time, the AI system matched or was better than the human doctors’ decision when it came to sepsis treatment.
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Succeeding in sepsis: The transformation with mobile technology continues
Improving outcomes for patients with sepsis is a major NHS priority. The condition, which annually costs the NHS an estimated £2.5 billion, claims at least 44,000 lives in the UK each year. Around 14,000 of these deaths are preventable.
NHS could save £81m a year though new tech designed to prevent strokes
More than 6,000 devices designed to prevent strokes are to be rolled out as part of a national campaign that could save the NHS £81 million a year.
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NHS England approves updated NEWS early warning score
NHS England will adopt the updated National Early Warning Score (NEWS) to improve the outcomes of critically ill patients, including those with sepsis.
Fighting sepsis, saving lives
September is sepsis awareness month. This white paper outlines how technology can help to spot sepsis, and how Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is leading the deployment of Cerner’s St. John Sepsis Agent in the UK.
Tracking down kidney failure: Western Sussex develops AKI alerts
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.