Case Studies

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust - Clinical Photography


West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has developed an application that aids capturing photographic records of wounds and other conditions in a clinical environment. The Trust was able to use a mobile workflow and automation to achieve a significant time saving and improved data accuracy, while also improving their CQC rating in the process.

 

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust - Clinical Photography: Ophthalmology


Following the success of their Clinical Photography application, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust saw an opportunity to implement the same technology in their Ophthalmology department. The application can take pictures of the back of patient’s eyes using an unmodified iPhone X, with a telephoto lens attached. As well as improving both the speed and quality of patient care, the Trust has also ensured a more accurate and secure patient database.


 

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT - MX - Patient Meals

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust have implemented a mobile working solution to replace a labour intensive, paper-based process. The new Patient Meal Choices app is improving patient experience and quality of care in the Trust as well producing significant time and money savings by reducing waste. 
 

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is utilising mobile working on the wards of its secure mental health hospitals. The Trust's new Observation app, developed on NDL's MX, improves the level of care given through real-time data available to clinician on the go. The app has resulted in improved appointment time keeping, greater data accuracy and reduced clinical risk.
 

Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust

Clinicians at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust often work flexibly within the community. Although patient records were digitised, there was no way for staff to access and update this information remotely. Using NDL's mobile working toolkit, MX, the Trust implemented a mobile application to over 250 users citywide, saving them valuable clinician time and improving service delivery. 
 

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board has implemented an innovative integration solution to improve patient care. The solution integrates electronic patient information between the national Patient Administration System, Myrddin, and the ABMU developed Clinical Portal. By keeping the two systems synchronised, patient information is more accurate and discharge planning can be undertaken more effectively.
 

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust faced a number of integration challenges, particularly with its iExpress Patient Administration System. It has now selected awi, NDL’s integration suite, to overcome these. The first project used awi to enable automatic updates between new outpatient check-in kiosks and iExpress. The Trust then used the toolkit to integrate its Aria chemotherapy e-prescribing system with the Somerset Cancer Register, enabling it to meet the latest stringent government requirements for data submission. West Suffolk now plans to use awi to support more integration and mobile working projects.
 

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust wanted to improve quality and the efficiency of its community services. To do this it has introduced mobile working, using awiMX from NDL, for its district nurses and early intervention teams. As a result, clinicians can spend more time with patients, providing a higher-quality service, while central data is far more accurate and detailed, supporting the production of critical performance data. Lancashire Care is now starting to roll out the solution across all its teams of community-based staff.
 

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust needed to eliminate wasteful duplicated data entry as well as ensuring its central Patient Administration System (PAS) was more accurate and up-to-date. To do this, it needed to integrate a number of systems with the PAS. It has used awi, NDL’s integration technology, to carry this out and, as a result, it has been able to divert staff time to more productive tasks, patients are tracked more stringently and data is entered more accurately and in real time.
 

Informatics Merseyside

Informatics Merseyside is an NHS IM&T shared service, working with healthcare trusts across the Merseyside area to support and improve the quality of care delivered to patients. In particular, its aims align with the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) agenda of improving the quality of care within the NHS while also achieving significant cost savings.
 

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Community Health Services

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Community Health Services needed to reduce the amount of time wasted by clinicians through re-keying data into different systems. It identified awi from NDL as the best way of integrating disparate systems across the Trust. Once it started working with awi, it discovered a plethora of different ways to save time and money while still maintaining service standards.