Secondary Care

King’s roll-out Q-Pulse from Ideagen

King’s Interventional Facilities Management (IFM) is working with Ideagen to roll-out its Quality Management System, Q-Pulse. King’s IFM is a Limited Liability Partnership controlled by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCH) and provides fully managed services including procurement, equipment and the supply chain for diagnostic and treatment facilities for the Trust.

The company said the aim of the implementation is to centralise and standardise document control through the provision of a single location for all staff to access policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Andy Smith, Head of IT at King’s IFM, said: ”Q-Pulse, which is already offering real benefits to areas of KCH such as Haematology, Cancer Services and Medical Engineering Physics by driving Quality Improvement and facilitating compliance with standards such as ISO 9001, will support King’s IFM’s move towards a more robust system of operational compliance.”

Julia Parlato, Project Lead for the Q-Pulse implementation, added: ”We are already witnessing the benefits of Q-Pulse as we continue to roll-out the software across the organisation. The system is offering a robust method of version control and we are gaining greater visibility around the governance and ownership of policies, as well as the interfaces between them.

“In the future, we will be looking to Q-Pulse to support the reduction of Risk and Adverse Incidents, as the system provides a clear audit trail. Q-Pulse promotes compliance because document owners can assign policies to staff to read and then receive assurance (via alerts from the Q-Pulse system) that staff have read the assigned policies. It ensures all staff are aware of and following the same processes. We are also looking forward to having greater clarity in terms of the roles and responsibilities of different staff members throughout the document drafting process.”