Welcome!

Blog Feed Post

South Devon Healthcare move towards paperless in ED with Ascribe Symphony

5th March 2014 - South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust ("SDHFT") and Torbay and Southern Devon Heath and Care NHS Trust ("TSDHCT") have awarded Ascribe the contract to supply their Unscheduled Care solution, "Ascribe Symphony". The solution will be used in the SDHFT Emergency Department at Torbay Hospital and the TSDHCT Minor Injuries Units (MIU) in community hospitals across the Torbay and Southern Devon area.

The target set by Jeremy Hunt for the NHS to be paperless by 2018 and the need for a clinical solution has led the Trusts to replace their legacy HP Swift A&E system, which has previously relied heavily on paper; from the patient booking in, to ED records, case notes and requests for further treatment.

The SDHFT Emergency Department at Torbay Hospital currently handles over 75,000 patients a year; TSDHCT runs 10 Minor Injury Units handling 40,000 patients a year. Ascribe's Symphony solution is directly replacing the current HP system at 8 MIUs and 1 A&E Acute Hospital site. These 9 sites will be integrated into a single 'joined up' community clinical database, providing improvements in clinical safety; and support for safeguarding vulnerable patients that might present for care at different sites across both organisations.

The new solution will provide both organisations with real-time monitoring against national standards, enabling users to measure improvements against key performance standards, including full support for the A&E Clinical Quality Indicators, ultimately leading to benefits for patients. The trusts are also looking to implement a Clinical Portal, which will enable them to integrate clinical systems including Symphony; and view a summary dashboard of patient data in real time, supporting faster clinical decision making in line with the ICT strategy.

A variety of clinical and administrative staff across both organisations will work closely alongside Ascribe's implementation team to develop and deliver a fully electronic workflow for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff.

For SDHFT, Dr Graham Gardner, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, noted "The Trust is making a significant change by implementing Symphony; we will be moving to electronic records for all patients within the emergency department to create opportunities to enhance patient care and management, including handovers to specialist services and our GP colleagues. In making these changes the ED will make its own contribution towards the Trust's key outcomes of providing the safest care possible and delivering better value within our health community."

Speaking on behalf of Ascribe, Stephen Critchlow, Executive Chairman, said: "Ascribe believes that by moving to a paperless environment, trusts can prevent the human and financial costs associated with lost or illegible records."

SDHFT already uses Ascribe's Endoscopy solution to support clinicians in the management of patients with GI disorders, and support the full recording of clinical interventions. Both organisations also use Microsoft's SharePoint technology provided and supported by Ascribe.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:
Claire Shuttleworth, Marketing Coordinator, Ascribe Ltd
[email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 870 053 4545

About South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust & Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust
The catchment area for both Trusts covers 300 square miles - from South Dartmoor to the length of coastline which stretches from the mouth of the River Exe (Dawlish), past the Teign and Dart estuaries (beyond Dartmouth). Torbay Hospital therefore serves a resident population of approaching 300,000 people. Approximately 100,000 visitors at any one time are cared for by the emergency department and MIUs during the summer holiday season. A significant part of both organisations work is emergency treatment. Over 75,000 patients a year come through Torbay Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department, with 40,000 visiting TSDHCT MIUs.

The services the Trusts provide are funded by South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), with TSDHCT also being partly funded by Northern, Eastern and Western (NEW) Devon CCG, who receive an allocation of NHS money from the government each year and who decide on the healthcare priorities for their local population.

SDHFT was one of the first NHS Trusts (established in 1991) and was authorised as one of the early NHS Foundation Trusts in 2007, and has a large public membership. http://www.sdhct.nhs.uk/

TSDHCT formally came into existence as a statutory body on 1 October 2000, as Torbay Primary Care Trust. It subsequently became Torbay Care Trust on 1 October 2005 (taking on responsibility for social care in a partnership agreement with Torbay Borough Council from December 2005), and Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust on 1 April 2012. http://www.tsdhc.nhs.uk/

About Ascribe's Unscheduled Care solution
Ascribe Unscheduled Care solution, Symphony, is a clinical information system designed to improve patient healthcare by providing clinicians and clerical staff with a comprehensive clinical information access & retrieval IT solution. The solution is locally configurable and allows real-time monitoring against national standards, enabling users to measure improvements against key performance standards. The system can operate either on a stand-alone basis or it can be integrated into existing Trust systems.

"Ascribe's Unscheduled Care solution is now a valuable tool in our clinical patient management, the system also provides us with the data we need to manage the department and patient care more efficiently." Dr Peter Archer, Angliss Hospital.

The system allows departments to monitor patient's progress, allocate resources and track performance targets. Ascribe's solution is installed in Emergency Departments and associated Unscheduled Care areas in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Australia. Over 30 million patients in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Asia Pacific have been registered on Ascribe Symphony. To help improve patient safety during handover and when reviewing patient progress, Ascribe's Unscheduled solution is capable of securely displaying patient data on mobile devices.

About Ascribe
Ascribe delivers high quality clinical IT solutions and services to over 70% of the UK's secondary healthcare providers, and serves customers in Australasia, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Core strengths include Pharmacy and ePrescribing, Electronic Patient Records (including Patient Administration Systems), Unscheduled Care solutions and Mental Health Client Management systems. In addition, Ascribe provides Consultancy expertise in Business Intelligence, Transformation and Integration.

Through integration and interoperability, Ascribe, as a member of EMIS Group, helps clinicians across multiple care settings, share vital information, facilitating better, more efficient healthcare and supporting longer and healthier lives.

Ascribe is a Microsoft Gold Partner and was awarded Health Partner of the Year in 2012.

Website: http://www.ascribe.com/

© Ascribe 2014. Ascribe is a registered trademark. All other brands and product names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective companies.

Source: RealWire

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Analytic. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at Dell EMC, introduced a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization...
Developers want to create better apps faster. Static clouds are giving way to scalable systems, with dynamic resource allocation and application monitoring. You won't hear that chant from users on any picket line, but helping developers to create better apps faster is the mission of Lee Atchison, principal cloud architect and advocate at New Relic Inc., based in San Francisco. His singular job is to understand and drive the industry in the areas of cloud architecture, microservices, scalability ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...