Secondary Care

University Hospital Southampton introduces mobile electronic observation capture

iMDsoft has announced that University Hospital Southampton NHS FT has successfully introduced the mobile electronic observation system MetaVision SafeTrack™.

MetaVision SafeTrack is live on the Trauma and Orthopaedic, Surgery and Gynaecology wards (320 level 1 beds) and will next be implemented across Medicine as part of the hospital-wide rollout.

Using mobile devices, nurses of all grades capture observations for their patients directly onto MetaVision SafeTrack, which calculates the MEWS (Modified Early Warning Score) and advises the next appropriate steps regarding escalation and observation frequency. Clinicians can review the observational data from any UHS PC, laptop, iPad or iPod, as well as any personal device connected to the hospital Wi-Fi.

Development of full fluid balance charting functionality is nearing completion and will be implemented later in the year along with sepsis and AKI assessments and alerting tools. Automated escalation of deteriorating patients to clinicians will integrate with relevant UHS clinical systems.

Another project running in parallel at UHS is implementation of the MetaVision PDMS into the Intensive Care Units and High Dependency Units. The major benefit of having both the MetaVision PDMS and MetaVision SafeTrack is a single patient observation record across all clinical areas, ensuring a complete continuum of care hospital-wide.

Other benefits following the introduction of MetaVision SafeTrack are complete observations capture; accurate MEWS score; ease of clinical handover of patients between MetaVision SafeTrack wards; quick identification of deteriorating patients and those who are at risk; remote patient management for the out of hours teams; and viewable observations via the UHS Electronic Patient Portal (CHARTS).

Lorna Adams-Jones, Project Lead, said “MetaVision SafeTrack is easily configurable and has been customised to support our clinical workflow. Our staff have embraced the system with minimal training and have been tremendous. We are excited to roll it to the remaining wards across our hospital.”

“We are delighted that MetaVision SafeTrack has been well-received by clinical staff. It has been great working with UHS to deliver a mobile solution that improves quality of care throughout the hospital,” said Shahar Sery, Executive Vice President of iMDsoft.