Australian health region benefits from bedside tech

Patientrack’s new Bed Board module will replace bedside whiteboards for ACT Health, meaning healthcare professionals no longer need to manually write updates.

The system pulls in data from multiple systems to display 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.

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.”