IMS MAXIMS to Address the UK's Dementia Challenge at HC2013

IMS MAXIMSIMS MAXIMS will highlight the need for systems that support NHS trusts with the early diagnosis and improved care of patients with dementia at the forthcoming national health IT conference and exhibition, HC2013.

IMS MAXIMS medical director, Angela White, who has extensive clinical experience in providing strategic service development to improve delivery of patient care, will present a session on how the dementia challenge is already affecting the national health service with more than half of patients admitted as an emergency to trauma and orthopaedic services over the age of 65 years old and more than a quarter of those admitted with a degree of cognitive impairment.

The session, which will be held in Theatre 1, Birmingham ICC on 17th April 2013 at 12pm will also discuss how formally identifying those with such impairments and supporting their health and social care needs has been at best fragmented and needs to be improved.

Attendees to the event will also see IMS MAXIMS showcase its new dementia module based on NICE guidelines, which not only prompts healthcare professionals to make relevant assessments for people with suspected dementia but also guides them to the correct care pathway to ensure that they receive the most appropriate referral and treatment.

The module which was developed earlier this year to assist organisations in delivering the quality and standards set by the national CQUIN target is already being used in the NHS helping clinicians in all specialties manage this aspect of patients' care in a coherent way.

Shane Tickell, IMS MAXIMS CEO, said: "HC2013 will provide us with a platform to highlight the dementia challenges faced by the NHS and interact with healthcare professionals to help understand how the effects of misdiagnosis and delayed or incorrect treatment of long term conditions can be improved.

"Our aim is to help trusts capture data as easily and effectively as possible to improve the identification, and quality of care of dementia patients and receive the correct payments for doing so."

As part of its strategy to develop new products that deliver electronic healthcare faster, better and most cost-effectively, IMS MAXIMS will also be demonstrating its VTE module at HC2013. The VTE system enables clinicians to identify, review and input VTE assessment details as well as be notified when patients may be about to breach the 24 hour national target. Using the IMS MAXIMS VTE System will help to reduce the number of preventable deaths that occur in UK hospitals every year.

IMS MAXIMS will be exhibiting on stand 58 and delegates are invited to come along to find out more about the dementia module, VTE module and the company’s current range of clinical healthcare information solutions.

About HC2013
The British Computer Society (BCS) and The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) have come together to combine two major healthcare IT events - HC2013 and HEALTH+ IN4MATICS - into a comprehensive national, free to attend, conference and exhibition. The event will focus on the current issues that affect the way we deliver healthcare, the environment in which we deliver it and how modern information systems available at the point of care will transform the patient experience.

About IMS MAXIMS
IMS MAXIMS is an electronic patient record provider working towards better, safer patient care. Specialists in developing clinical and administrative software solutions for healthcare providers, IMS MAXIMS currently supports more than 150 organisations, 11 million patient records in the UK, and 1.9 million patient records in Ireland, approx 50% of the population, as well as 20,000 users of IMS MAXIMS products.

IMS MAXIMS is at the heart of the clinical and administrative life of everything from large UK and Irish hospitals, to small specialist independent clinics. It gives patient data to clinicians in exactly the format they need, and allows it to be shared with colleagues and updated in real-time. MAXIMS suits any clinical specialism and is excellent for order communications and reporting. Medical and administrative records can be kept fully up to date, with minimum effort. MAXIMS is web-based so there is no need to install software on computers or invest in expensive extra hardware.

Most Popular Now

Patient Care can Improve with Technology…

A significant part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act was the $25 billion invested in health information technology (IT) to improve quality, safety, efficiency in health care while also...

Read more

Medelinked Now Integrated with Microsoft…

Medelinked is now integrated with Microsoft Health and Band. The integration ensures that wellness summary data from Microsoft Health app and Band wearable is available in Medelinked to help users...

Read more

UK Health Show 2016 Partners with Highla…

GovNet Exhibitions has appointed Highland Marketing as its official partner to manage communications for the newly launched UK Health Show 2016. The show will bring together over 4,000 senior healthcare...

Read more

Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' loneliness and...

Read more

Leading Digital Health Alliances Announc…

21 - 22 November 2016, Barcelona, Spain. The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) and Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) have signed a pivotal agreement to deliver key programme elements for the...

Read more

Big Data Europe Addresses Societal Chall…

Across society, from health to agriculture and transport, from energy to climate change and security, practitioners in every discipline recognise the potential of the enormous amounts of data being created...

Read more

Do Pokémon Go and augmented reality game…

The combination of augmented reality technology, geocaching, and other novel techniques to create innovative active video games (AVGs) has potential personal and public health implications, as discussed in the Editorial...

Read more

Nervecentre Launch Mobile Clinical Photo…

Nervecentre Software has launched a mobile clinical photography solution for nurses and doctors in hospitals. Fully integrated directly into the patient record, the mobile software is completely secure, compliant with...

Read more

in silico Clinical Trials: How Computer …

The term 'in silico clinical trials' refers to: "The use of individualised computer simulation in the development or regulatory evaluation of a medicinal product, medical device, or medical intervention...

Read more

Novartis Convenes Experts to Discuss New…

Novartis today opened the 13th International Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp). Over the course of three days more than 60 selected students from international universities will discuss and explore with biotechnology...

Read more

10th European Medical Information and Co…

29 - 30 November 2016, Berlin, Germany The 10th year of the Annual European Medical Information and Communications Conference is a unique meeting organised by medical information professionals for medical information...

Read more

Pfizer Launches New "Moodivator…

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has launched a new app, Moodivator, to help motivate and encourage the millions of adults who experience depression. Depression is one of the most common mental health...

Read more
(HEALTH IT) SPACE - Take a look at who has just Joined