Visitors to Queen’s Hospital might notice something a little different about their care starting this week.
A growing body of research around the world has shown an association between nurse numbers and patient care, but this latest study, funded by NHS England, shows the link appears to be real and can be observed and calculated by using high quality patient data.
The avoidable death of a 42-year-old woman, who was admitted to hospital on a Friday evening with a liver abscess and died two days later having rapidly deteriorated over the weekend, prompted sweeping change at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
BMJ Quality and Safety paper: “Impact of introducing an electronic physiological surveillance system on hospital mortality”
A hospital trust has been handed nearly £200,000 to pay for a system that hospital bosses say will “revolutionise patient safety” using iPods.
BBC & Nuffield Health report uses Vitalpac evidence as an outcome example while discussing the role of technology in NHS. Vitalpac reduces deaths and norovirus outbreak “… the introduction of the monitoring system was associated with a reduction of over 700 deaths in one year at two NHS hospitals, while the other showed that the infection prevention tool was… Read More »
VitalPAC demonstrated that the introduction of its vital signs software was associated with 769 fewer deaths across two NHS hospitals (Schmidt and others, 2015), whilst introduction of its infection prevention software was associated with a 90% reduction in norovirus outbreaks (Mitchell and others, 2015).
System C has acquired Careflow Connect Ltd, developer of the Careflow mobile communications system for clinicians and care professionals. Careflow is a secure, mobile communications tool, which provides clinicians with real-time clinical alerts, and allows them to manage referrals and handovers between teams, conduct confidential online patient conversations, and create lists of patients.
Testimonials from clients on VitalPAC’s capabilities, ease of use, quick implementations and more…
At EHI Live 2015, Nick Elliott was interviewed as part of its “Meet The Experts of Healthcare” series. During the interview Nick talked about patient centric, real time, mobile care. He outlined how data can be used to predict and be pro-active while providing care instead of being reactive all the time. He also talked about the latest development around real-time, mobile patient flow system and its efficiency.
Vitalflow enables transformation of hospital operations using real time patient information. It’s a one-stop solution for managing patient flow and discharge, both within the hospital and across sites and health communities. It helps hospital teams significantly reduce length of stay by delivering an accurate, real time picture of hospital capacity and needs. Its smart capabilities rapidly locate the most appropriate bed for a patient and give visibility of discharge intentions and any delays. It is fed continuously by VitalPAC which updates each patient’s location and their clinical requirements in the hospital in real time.
Vitalflow’s other key functionalities include visibility of real time patient information, real time KPIs, reduction of outliers, transfer information, ward display, patient location and status update, visibility of pre-booked beds and more.