Welcome!

Wearables Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, William Schmarzo, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

Leicester's Hospitals Selects Nervecentre as Hospital at Night Solution

WOKINGHAM, England, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Nervecentre's mobile healthcare technology and communications solution to enable Leicester's Hospitals to achieve safer clinical care out of hours

Leicester's Hospitals has gone live with the Nervecentre mobile healthcare Hospital at Night solution to support a new way of managing out-of-hours care as part of its Hospital 24/7 programme. Nervecentre will replace the trust's traditional 'bleep' paper-based system of communication for managing clinical tasks out of hours with one that enables the communication of live patient-related information between a senior nurse coordinator and clinicians' secure smartphones over the trust's wireless network. In doing so, Leicester's Hospitals will be better able to prioritise patient-related tasks based on clinical need and ensure that the right healthcare professional is guided to the right place at the right time. Nervecentre will also provide Leicester's Hospitals with data on out-of-hours activity and facilitate the prioritisation of services and clinical personnel.

For all non-core hours, comprising 75% of the week, the staff use Nervecentre to request and coordinate the allocation of all clinical requests from wards through to multidisciplinary clinical team. Compared to the use of a 'bleep' this reduces internal delays and improves accuracy and visibility of information, improving patient safety and staff experience, as well as providing a governance record of every activity performed in the hospital allowing for continuous process improvement.

Using the Nervecentre software and Leicester's Hospitals' wireless infrastructure, all tasks will be logged on to a ward-based desktop PC, and the task sent wirelessly to the senior nurse coordinator who carries an iPhone, iPad or other smart tablet. The coordinator will then assign the task to the most appropriate team member. This will be received by the team member via their iPhone or other smartphone device. The task is accepted by the team member, and is added to their task list held on their phone. It stays active until the team member has completed the task.

Caroline Barclay adds, "We know from experience that urgent tasks are typically appropriately managed during out-of-hours care. The difficulty comes in prioritising those non-urgent tasks. Without the ability to communicate patient-related information, it is impossible to make the value judgment between what really is a non-urgent 'green' task and one that is slightly higher priority or 'amber'. Nervecentre, however, will enable us to prioritise tasks dependent on clinical need - and do so quickly and efficiently."

Summarising why Leicester's Hospitals selected Nervecentre and what they are hoping to achieve, Caroline Barclay concludes, "Ultimately, it's about patient safety. Nervecentre is an enabling IT solution that is designed around the needs of the patient and the clinician."

About Nervecentre

Nervecentre Software Ltd is a Healthcare-focused consultancy and software development organisation committed to helping NHS Trusts improve productivity and quality through innovative collaboration technology. 

The challenge facing today's hospitals is to continue to improve the level of care provided whilst decreasing the cost of providing that care. This will require increased productivity from clinical staff, increased staff flexibility and tight governance of processes to ensure safety. When hospitals are at their busiest, systems and processes should ensure priority activities still receive the focus they need.

The goal of Nervecentre is to both increase the productivity of staff by improving communication, and at the same time build a comprehensive picture of the hospital's performance, to provide management with the information they need to correctly staff and run a major hospital. Nervecentre Software Ltd provides consultancy and technology to help measure and improve performance, increase teamwork, and increase productivity.

For further information, please contact:
Neo PR
Josephine Timmins
Director
Tel: +44(0)1296-733-867
[email protected]
http://www.neopr.co.uk

SOURCE Nervecentre Software Ltd

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Over the course of two days, in addition to insightful conversations and presentations delving into the industry's current pressing challenges, there was considerable buzz about digital transformation and how it is enabling global enterprises to accelerate business growth. Blockchain has been a term that people hear but don't quite understand. The most common myths about blockchain include the assumption that it is private, or that there is only one blockchain, and the idea that blockchain is...
Where many organizations get into trouble, however, is that they try to have a broad and deep knowledge in each of these areas. This is a huge blow to an organization's productivity. By automating or outsourcing some of these pieces, such as databases, infrastructure, and networks, your team can instead focus on development, testing, and deployment. Further, organizations that focus their attention on these areas can eventually move to a test-driven development structure that condenses several l...
The term "digital transformation" (DX) is being used by everyone for just about any company initiative that involves technology, the web, ecommerce, software, or even customer experience. While the term has certainly turned into a buzzword with a lot of hype, the transition to a more connected, digital world is real and comes with real challenges. In his opening keynote, Four Essentials To Become DX Hero Status Now, Jonathan Hoppe, Co-Founder and CTO of Total Uptime Technologies, shared that ...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Never mind that we might not know what the future holds for cryptocurrencies and how much values will fluctuate or even how the process of mining a coin could cost as much as the value of the coin itself - cryptocurrency mining is a hot industry and shows no signs of slowing down. However, energy consumption to mine cryptocurrency is one of the biggest issues facing this industry. Burning huge amounts of electricity isn't incidental to cryptocurrency, it's basically embedded in the core of "mini...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...