Product and IP development

Product and IP development

Whether through providing change leadership or consultancy, through observing our solutions at work in the hands of nurses and doctors or through analysing large-scale empirical data, The Learning Clinic is always learning.

We put data, observation and experience back to work to help refine, improve and extend our solutions into new areas, dealing with the specificities of chronic conditions and specialised areas of medicine.

Increasingly we are working with our customers to extend our solutions across boundaries into other areas of care, to help reduce risk and increase patient care as our customers increasingly leverage community solutions to ease the burdens on acute care and as they extend care into virtual wards, even into the home.

The fact that VitalPAC is fully rolled out in so many hospitals will also facilitate research and enable system-wide improvements in patient care thanks to the ability to access real-time large-scale clinical data for the very first time.

Development of a unique IP

In 2005 The Learning Clinic worked in close collaboration with clinicians at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust to develop VitalPAC which has now been in hospital-wide use since 2008.

A database of over 198,000 sets of observations from over 36,000 acute medical admissions data collected using VitalPAC was used in creating ViEWS (the VitalPAC Early Warning Score).

ViEWS was tested against, and outperformed, 33 other Aggregate Weighted Track and Trigger Systems (AWTTSs).

In 2012 working in partnership with patients and many professional groups, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) led the development of a new National Early Warning Score (NEWS) which is based on ViEWS. The same database of clinical observations proved to be invaluable in the analysis of the performance of NEWS.

Close co-operation with clinicians and NHS hospitals remains a feature of The Learning Clinic’s Work.