Secondary Care

Community trust to introduce patient flow tech across 6 hospitals

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust has signed a deal with Alcidion to implement the company’s patient flow tech.

The community trust is set to introduce Miya Flow to provide interactive dashboards across its six community hospitals, and support staff with live data to manage bed capacity, visibility and support discharge pathways – with contextual information around each patient.

As part of introducing the system Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be able to implement trust-wide data dashboards, along with ‘staff specific’ information for their roles.

Lisa Yates, deputy chief information officer, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, said: “Introducing Miya Flow will make a big difference to our healthcare professionals in delivering care and enabling effective discharge pathways. It will provide ward staff, bed managers, and specialist clinical teams with information at a glance to help them get patients to the right place in their care journey without delay.

“Rather than recording information on isolated systems, logging in and out of different screens, and spending time phoning wards at different times of the day to understand bed capacity, our staff will have all the information they need at a glance to find the right beds for patients quickly.”

Commenting on the benefits, Lisa added: “Healthcare teams will also be able to see more easily which patients need their attention and will be able to plan their time and resources more efficiently.”

Lynette Ousby, UK managing director at Alcidion, added: “Transferring our NHS experience in flow to help busy healthcare professionals in community hospitals throughout Worcestershire is an exciting opportunity. This is all about making the right thing do the easiest thing to do for people who need information at a glance.”

Last month, Alcidion announced a new deal with NHS Tayside, to implement the company’s early warning system.