Case Study, Secondary Care

Case Study: How Wirral’s ICU nurses are benefiting from medical device integration

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has worked with health integration specialist Enovacom, a subsidiary of Orange Business Services, to integrate data generated by medical devices to their hospital information system.

The Patient Connect solution integrates any data generated by medical devices to any hospital information system, from patient vitals to alarms. It enables automated data collection and removes manually process such as writing vital signs information in the EMRs.

The Trust decided to begin with the connection of their ventilators to their EMR.

The Trust’s ITU Manager, Christine Jones said “Before the Enovacom software was in place, members of our ICU team were double-documenting and manually transcribing patient data, meaning there was an increased risk of transcription errors. The knock-on effect for this process was that it reduced the amount time we could spend with patients.”

Paul Charnley, Director of IT and Information “ENOVACOM Patient Connect was the only solution we could find that was flexible enough to allow us to get all the granular data we needed out of the ventilators and in the right format to go into the EPR.”

“This project was an important part of our journey towards digitising patient records through care pathways and paperless working. We have deployed a strategic integration tool that supports our ICU nurses first and foremost, but which can also be scaled to other areas of the Trust to release more interoperability benefits in the future.”

In this case study, you’ll discover how Wirral’s nurses are benefiting from medical device integration for a safer and more productive care, as well as how the organisation is working hard to develop workflows and blueprints for other providers to learn from their experiences around connecting mobile devices and becoming paperless.

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