Australian Health Region Boosts Patient Safety with Patientrack Technology

PatientrackPatients and clinicians will benefit from easy access to critical real-time patient information at the bedside after Australian population health services provider ACT Health signed a further contract with Patientrack's parent company Alcidion Group (ASX:ALC).

Patientrack's new Bed Board module will replace the patient’s bedside whiteboard, which currently requires manual written updates from a nurse or clinician, with an electronic whiteboard or wall mounted iPad to improve patient safety.

By taking real-time data feeds from multiple systems, the module displays critical patient information at the patient bedside including demographics to aid in positive patient identification, patient location, estimated date of discharge, falls risk status, dietary requirements and mobility information.

The development will become an additional feature of the overall Electronic Patient Journey Board solution being delivered by Alcidion for ACT Health, which provides acute, community and mental health care services for over 400,000 people.

The five-year deal, announced in July this year, will integrate Miya Flow, Smartpage and Patientrack software to highlight patient safety risks, and notify clinicians of changes to a patient’s health. Impediments to patient flow will be identified using the combined technology, to ensure they are managed before they impact on the length of hospital stay.

The additional contract win includes a license to use the Bed Board module across the ACT Health territory. The new 800-bed University of Canberra Public Hospital is planned to be the initial site, with a further option for future implementation at The Canberra Hospital.

The contract also includes three years of support and implementation services. ACT Health have the option to extend the support beyond the three years.

Kate Quirke, Alcidion's chief executive said, "Our relationship with ACT Health continues to go from strength to strength. We are really excited to be part of their digital health journey to improve health services for their patients and clinicians alike."

Patientrack General Manager Donald Kennedy added: "Our work with Alcidion means we can, together, offer a holistic patient safety toolkit that provides EHR-level functionality without the cost and upheaval. The new module shows how we are committed to developing our combined technology so we can support an integrated approach to patient safety that has relevance to care providers across the UK and the globe."

About Alcidion

Alcidion Group Limited (ASX:ALC) has a simple purpose: to make healthcare better with smart, intuitive solutions that meet the needs of hospital and allied healthcare, worldwide. The Group consists of three healthcare software companies; Alcidion Corporation, Patientrack and Smartpage, and MKM Health, an IT solutions and services provider. Each company brings a complementary set of products and skills that create a unique offering in the global healthcare market; solutions that support interoperability, allow communication and task management, and deliver clinical decision support at the point of care to improve patient outcomes. With over 25 years of combined healthcare experience, the Alcidion Group of companies brings together the very best in technology and market knowledge to deliver solutions that make healthcare better for everyone.

About Patientrack

Patientrack helps hospitals deliver safer care - which is also more cost-effective care - by ensuring observation and assessment protocols are carried out correctly and consistently, and by automatically calculating early warning scores and alerting clinicians when interventions are needed. Through early identification of deteriorating patients, and the promoting of necessary assessments, Patientrack helps hospitals meet national and local targets for improvements in patient safety, improving patient outcomes and supporting frontline staff, while at the same time cutting costs and reducing paper. Patientrack was developed in conjunction with health professionals and its effectiveness in delivering both patient safety and cost improvements has been proven in a peer-reviewed clinical journal.

Patientrack customers in the UK include Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, NHS Fife, and Noble’s Hospital in the Isle of Man.

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