Perfect Ward, an app designed to make healthcare quality inspections quicker and easier, has reached a milestone of 500,000 inspections completed by health professionals.
The app is now used by 25,000 nurses and care workers to conduct inspections to support quality improvements.
Vanessa Smith, Executive Director of Nursing at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Perfect Ward has become an integral part of our quality improvement programme and helps us to provide quality care for people who use our services.
“Having Perfect Ward available on mobile devices has transformed our inspection and auditing processes – supporting our staff to focus on providing direct patient care.”
The digital quality improvement app helps healthcare teams move away from recording data on spreadsheets, supporting healthcare teams to identify issues and successes quickly and creating what the company terms ‘ward-to-board’ visibility.
The 500,000th health and quality inspection was carried out by nurse Shailine Doswora at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust for its Inpatient COVID-19 Management Checklist. The audit focuses on PPE availability and identifies where support is required for staff to ensure they are protected against COVID-19. The ward scored 100%.
These assessments have been created in collaboration with Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) experts and include the latest government guidance. For care homes and domiciliary care, the app is based on guidance from the British Geriatric Society.
Alan Birch, Chief Commercial Officer at Perfect Ward added: “2020 has been a challenging year for the healthcare sector, so we are especially proud to support all of our customers during such difficult times. The milestones we have reached underline our commitment to driving ‘ward-to-board’ quality through digital innovation.
“We are bringing the mobile user experience that people know and love to frontline health workers, a sector that has long been under-served by good technology. Our flexible solution is easy to use and designed to support transformational quality programmes in all types of clinical practice: from acute, mental health, social care and ambulance services to leading healthcare commissioners.”
For more information on Perfect Ward visit www.perfectward.com