Patient record software offered free to healthcare sector
Waterbeach-based PatientSource is offering an adapted version of its electronic patient record software to healthcare organisations across the globe, “completely free of charge with minimal cloud hosting costs”, to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The slimmed-down version of its software can be installed and ready to go within an hour, as healthcare workers and governments across the world move to keep a digital eye over the number of Covid-19 patients, which is currently escalating in the UK.
“Our PatientSource Covid-19 tracker will show you which affected patients are in your hospital or ward, what their latest vitals are, the plans for escalation, and who the expected incoming cases are in real time,” said a spokesperson for the company.
“This allows you to identify the patients who need oxygen bays and the patients who need critical care input, allowing you to allocate limited resources to those who need them quickly.”
PatientSource was incorporated in 2012. It is recognised as a ‘leading innovator’ by the Department of International Trade. Its co-founder is a practising NHS doctor, Dr Michael Brooks, who studied at the University of Cambridge and was shocked when he saw the negative outcomes that regularly ensued when paper records were misplaced.
Pushed to respond, he eventually came up with the innovative, AI-driven software, which offers a cloud-based interoperable patient record system with an intuitive interface, designed for use on the front line of care.
Dr Brooks, chief medical officer and co-founder of PatientSource, said: “Covid-19 is a virus that spreads quickly and causes an appreciable minority of people to need hospital care.
“Put those two figures together and you get a virus that will easily overwhelm any country’s healthcare system. Hospitals across the globe are going to be saturated and will struggle to cope.
“PatientSource brings case tracking, clinical noting, vital signs, test requests and results, team messaging, and prescribing together in one place. A doctor or nurse can walk onto a ward with just one tablet and access everything they need.”
Recent announcements from the Department of Health and Social Care have revealed that they will soon call upon private hospitals and possibly requisition hotels to help deal with the ever-growing number of NHS patients, meaning that resources are to be spread thinly and widely. Cambridge companies continue to deliver innovative medical solutions and PatientSource hopes that the capabilities of its EPR solution in providing digital oversight over a rapidly expanding patient cohort will support overstretched medical services both in the UK and across the globe.
Dr Brooks added: “As an emergency department clinician I acutely understand the challenges faced by my peers in caring for large numbers of patients with limited staff resources.
“This offer aligns to my founding ethos for PatientSource of better patient care: I hope we can help.”
Interested parties can email Lee.Francis@patientsource.co.uk or call 01223 851273.
Electronic Patient Record provider PatientSource to offer ‘slimmed down’ version of their software in response to Coronavirus pandemic
“Our PatientSource COVID-19 tracker will show you which affected patients are in your hospital or ward, what their latest vitals are, the plans for escalation, and who the expected incoming cases are in realtime. This allows you to identify the patients who need oxygen bays and the patients who need critical care input, allowing you to allocate limited resources to those who need them quickly.”
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