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Orion Health delivers Health Information Exchange in the Middle East

Over 2,000 healthcare providers will be connected through the first Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the Middle East. It will provide data on 2.3 million patients and 33 million encounters.

Malaffi, went live at the end of July just six months after contracts were signed between the project company, Abu Dhabi Health Data Services (ADHDS), and technology provider Orion Health.

Atif Al Braiki, CEO of Abu Dhabi Health Data Services “Having successfully gone live with Malaffi within such a short period of time is a remarkable achievement given the significance of this first-of-its-kind platform in the region. We are continuously rolling out added enhancements and onboarding more providers within the Emirate in the unwavering pursuit of putting the patient experience firmly at the heart of diagnoses and treatment. Malaffi’s centralised database of unified patient records is already facilitating the greater and safer exchange of patient health information between Abu Dhabi’s hospitals, clinics, doctors and care teams. Through Malaffi, they will be more informed and more empowered to deliver the highest quality of healthcare.”


Independent study supports Forward

The Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network has conducted an in-depth investigation into the impact of Forward, a smartphone app which helps NHS workers exchange patient information, make clinical decisions and manage their workload, removing the use of pagers and WhatsApp.

The technology is used by over 100 trusts and CCGs and the study has reported it stands to save an organisation under one million in-year savings.

When staff at one hospital adopted Forward, 74% of staff reported that the app improved their workplace satisfaction and 68% said that it enabled them to deliver better patient care.

Dr Barney Gilbert, co-founder of Forward, comments “It’s incredible to think that this technology, born out of our first-hand frustration as doctors, is helping Trusts, staff and patients right across the country. We’re delighted that this report from one of the NHS’ leading research organisations has evidenced the real, tangible impact of updating the system’s communications infrastructure. We’ve been receiving phenomenal feedback from NHS trusts right across the country and it’s amazing to see quantitative results that demonstrate our potential to save each NHS trust millions, while improving our daily lives as clinicians.”


CIC participates in CMR Surgical’s £195 million Series C financing

Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), the venture capital investor, has participated in the £195 million Series C funding round raised by CMR Surgical, the Cambridge-based company developing, manufacturing and marketing the next-generation surgical robotic system, Versius®.

The proceeds will be used to drive the next stage of CMR Surgical’s growth, including the planned commercialisation of its Versius® system whilst supporting continued research and development, manufacturing and expansion. CMR Surgical is expected to launch in hospitals across Europe and Asia imminently with further international expansion expected thereafter.

Martin Frost, Chief Executive Officer of CMR Surgical, added “We are delighted with the level of interest and support we have received from both new and existing investors. This is a really exciting time for CMR, having already completed a series of surgical procedures using Versius in a clinical trial, and we are on the verge of the commercial launch of the Versius system.”


Royal Derby Hospital first to go live with ClinicalAide mobile handover

Royal Derby Hospital has gone live with a new mobile technology from DXC Technology.

ClinicalAide is a mobile application to enhance how clinicians access vital information from the electronic patient record during the crucial stage of patient handover. This can apply to the transferral of a patient’s care from one clinician to another, during or between shifts, day or night, and when a patient’s care environment changes.

Dr Sam Thacker, a practising clinician at Royal Derby Hospital and associate clinical informatics officer for University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is an important development for clinicians on the ground, who will be able to more easily access important information at a glance from their mobile phones and tablets.”

“ClinicalAide takes it a step further, pulling routine information from the clinical record and giving clinicians everything they need at the tap of a device. It will allow more intuitive information sharing between teams during handover and help busy staff to prioritise and flag unwell patients and those that need review. Staff will also be notified in minutes when patients they are responsible for are admitted.”




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