Imperial begins with DeepMind’s Stream app

Healthcare professionals at Imperial College Healthcare NHT Trust will soon be able to use DeepMind’s Stream app.

The app will provide staff with real-time, mobile access to test results (such as laboratory and radiology results) and clinicians will be able to have information at their fingertips without having to log onto a computer.

The company who provide the Streams app, DeepMind, will begin processing current patients’ test results this week.. The general surgery team at St Mary’s Hospital will be the first in the Trust to begin using the Streams app. Soon after, the secure app will be rolled out so that healthcare professionals across all five of the Trust’s hospitals will be able to access their patients’ latest test results on the move.

Dr Sanjay Gautama, Caldicott Guardian, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Anaesthetist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “As one of the NHS’s global digital exemplars, we are proud to be leading the way in using advances in digital technology to make tangible improvements to the care of our patients. We have already implemented a single electronic patient record system, which allows relevant staff to access patients’ test results securely via a computer, and now, thanks to Streams, our healthcare professionals will be able to access the same results securely from a mobile device.”

“As a doctor, I want to spend the majority of my time at work directly with my patients. Having these basic test results to hand at the press of a button will help keep my administrative tasks to a minimum so I can better concentrate my efforts on caring for my patients. I look forward to continuing to work with the Streams team in London to make using the app a normal part of clinical practice at all of our hospitals.”