Trust's use of digital observations technology demonstrated at major conference
Infirmary matron to share how new technology has engaged the
workforce at The Future of Nursing and Technology event on
3rd March 2016
Nurses will learn how the Trust is using Patientrack to help
reduce mortality and address major clinical priorities, at an event
looking at how the nursing profession can use technology to meet
the needs of patients.
Matron, Richard Cox is to share how the trust has implemented
Patientrack at the Future of Nursing and Technology conference
taking place in London on 3rd March. Recent successes
include improvements in gynaecology that have helped the trust move
from a VTE re-assessment 45% protocol compliance rate to 81% in
just five days. The Patientrack system has been developed through
the trust and Patientrack partnership to use to the system to
manage patients with diabetes and or requiring neurological
assessments. Both of these developments are currently being piloted
within clinical areas before final implementation trust-wide.
His talk is entitled 'Nurses at the forefront of change... The
story of pioneering a brand new IT clinical system', and will share
the story of the nursing role in implementing Patientrack, and how
it can be replicated by others. The matron will show how the
successful implementation of Patientrack ensured a commitment to
change within the organisation, with nurses and midwives being key
to changes being embedded and improving outcomes for patients.
"Getting the implementation and engagement right is essential
for patient safety and user experience. The right product and the
right implementation strategy has ensured our organisation is
constantly engaged to improve and develop the Patientrack system,
to meet the changing needs of healthcare," said Richard Cox, who
works in the Acute Care Team and is the Patientrack project
The Trust has been using Patientrack for several years, and the
investment, in conjunction with other acute care initiatives,
helped the trust reduce cardiac arrests and critical care length of
stay, and ensure that the right clinician sees the right patient at
the right time.
Donald Kennedy, managing director of Patientrack, said: "Central
Manchester is doing some excellent work around patient safety, and
we are pleased that we can help the nursing team and others across
the hospital with our support. It shows how the nursing profession
is embracing technology to help achieve great success in the
delivery of quality care."
The success at Manchester is down to the ease of use and the
shared understanding that the technology delivers; nurses capture
observations digitally and doctors are alerted when those readings
indicate that a patient needs attention.
The Trust also celebrates those areas that are making the best
use of Patientrack technology on a monthly basis, using reports
from data that the system produces, which help drive patient safety
and encourage the enthusiasm of the staff in Manchester.
Nurses will hear from Richard Cox on how this combination of
enthusiasm and technology has helped the trust engage both doctors
and nurses to use technology to improve patient safety and the
quality of care.