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Milton Keynes University Hospital goes live with inicio’s new mPage for jaundice

Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) has gone live with a digital tool, hyperbilirubinemia mPage, from inicio health.

The tool automates the charting of bilirubin levels, to ensure that graphing is immediate, automatic, and always available for clinical teams. Available as part of the trust’s EPR, it replaces manual charting, removes paper, and is said to “fully automate the process”.

With the help of inicio health, the clinical teams at MKUH began building the mPage, incorporating key features required by the team to care for patients, as well as ensuring compliance with NICE guidance, and enabling integration directly into the digital patient record.

The resulting mPage offers a real-time clinical chart which “surfaces key patient data such as lab tests, point of care testing, and therapeutic interventions, allowing a clinician to interact with the results and make timely, informed decisions about care”.

Craig York, chief information officer at MKUH, commented on the project: “The introduction of the hyperbilirubinemia mPage within our electronic patient record represents yet another example of digital healthcare innovation. This solution seamlessly integrates with our existing EPR infrastructure, provided by Oracle Health (Cerner), and brings direct efficiency and safety improvements for our clinical staff.”

Chief clinical information officer, Debbie Phillips, added: “This is an example of the intersection of clinical excellence and digital advancement, resulting in a real benefit to clinicians. By automating the charting of bilirubin levels, we not only enhance the accuracy and efficiency of care for our youngest patients but also significantly reduce the administrative burden on our healthcare professionals.”

Also, in news from MKUH, the hospital announced this month that it is launching a collaboration with Milton Keynes City Council, EXI, Apple and Loughborough University, with a view to help tackle diabetes through use of technology and financial incentives. 

For one of our recent HTN: Now sessions, we spoke to experts including Matthew Davis, clinical pharmacist and cardiovascular disease (CVD) implementation lead from Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) ICB, on using digital tools to improve population hypertension management.