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The European Working Time Directive has resulted in an increase in shift work for junior doctors; but poor clinical handover processes and a reliance on handwritten and hastily communicated notes is a significant clinical risk. This solution uses a transferable handover methodology coupled with a secure, intuitive electronic tool to support task completion. It could standardise clinical handover across the NHS.
Trusts must conduct a venous thromboembolism risk assessment on all patients admitted to hospital. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust created a tool based on its electronic patient record, known as the Clinical Results Report System, to increase the number of VTE Risk Assessments conducted and promote and improve patient safety.
NePTune is a relational database developed to compliment the near patient testing direct enhanced service. By uploading three simple reports from the GP’s clinical software system, it provides an accurate register of patients prescribed potentially dangerous drugs that require monitoring, identifies which patients have outstanding tests, prints off reminder letters, and provides an annual report for claiming the DES.
"Since winning our award both the Trust and team have been inundated with interest and now have other Trusts queuing up to buy our dashboards. This is great for the Trust as any money received can be reinvested into our front care services.
"The whole assessment process was slick and well thought out from start to finish and the actual award night was an event I now never want to miss!"
Mark Singleton - Head of Business Intelligence
"Winning an EHI Award made all sorts of people sit up and take notice. We've been funded to roll out our open source software across the whole NHS"
Fred Mayall - Consultant Cellular Pathologist
"After all the hard work that has gone into the 'myhealth@qehb' portal it was fantastic for the team to win the EHI award. It has certainly raised the profile of our system and encouraged us to achieve more in the future."
James Ferguson - Consultant Hepatologist
"Following winning the EHI Awards, this has certainly raised the profile of our work. We have experienced high volumes of enquiries from the healthcare sector wishing to discuss our involvement in the project. Our experience with the EHI Awards team has been excellent, and the awards have really ensured that the right people are hearing about the innovative work we are doing!"
Jordan Arkell - Business Relationship Executive, Blithe Computer Systems
"Winning the EHI Rising Star Award in 2014 has been a great and somewhat surreal experience. The awards night was a great event that helped highlight all the good work the team has been doing, provided lots of feel good factor, and gave an opportunity for us all to share our work and ideas with our chief executive for an evening."
David Newton - Programme Manager
"Winning the EHI Product Innovation Award 2014 for the Silhouette digital wound assessment system has given the company and our innovator customers due recognition for advancing clinical practice. It's been highly motivation for everyone to keep up the great work to improve patient care."
Achala Patel - Director
"Being publicly assessed and recognised for these efforts by such a prestigious, independent authority in the healthcare sector was extremely rewarding to everyone involved. These awards also help to boost and reinforce Patient.co.uk's and EMIS Group's authority and standing as leading and trusted healthcare brands."
Stella Bolam - Social Media and Content Manager
"Winning EHI's Digital NHS Trust of the Year 2014 has been a real feel good factor for Barts Health and has helped us to raise the profile of our healthcare informatics agenda more widely across our staff base, our executive board and to our Partners within East London. I am extremely glad we took part."
Luke Readman - Chief Information Officer