The Healthcare Analytics platform brings together a number of services to optimise the use of physical healthcare resource
The ability to understand the location and status of every physical asset is becoming a necessity within healthcare, and the raft of legal, regulatory and policy forces driving the adoption of effective asset utilisation has never been greater.
All too often, clinical and medical engineering teams face a daily battle to locate assets, as they are frequently underutilised and poorly maintained. This creates a risk burden and a significant yet avoidable cost. Inevitably, compromises in relation to time, cost efficiency, safety, patient care and risk management are common.
The Healthcare Analytics platform brings together a number of services that can operate independently or together to optimise the use of physical healthcare resources including
- Beds and Mattresses
- Mobile Medical Devices
- Community Stores
- Pharmacy Staff
- Waiting List Management for specialist services
These services help staff to ensure security and regulation compliance, as well as enabling employees to work more efficiently on a daily basis.
Research shows that nurses spend an average of 21 minutes per shift searching for lost equipment, the software allows tracking of medical devices or assets in the hospital and community such as pumps, commodes and wheelchairs and will mean better auditing, reduced losses and improved stock management.
The design and development of these services has been owned by healthcare professionals to be used by their peers with particular focus is on improving the quality of patient care, improving the patient experience while reducing the time away from the patient.
This ensures that healthcare is always in safe hands.
We have worked over the last 3 years to develop this range of innovative services with a number of healthcare organisations including:
- The Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC), which is one of two innovation centres within the Northern Ireland Health Service,
- The Northern Health and Social Care Trust which is one of five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland, delivering a comprehensive range of health and social care services to a population of almost 436,000 people,
- HSC Innovations who provide a technology transfer service for Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland and act as the interface for companies like Healthcare Analytics who wish to collaborate with health and social care in developing these ideas into products
- The Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC) which is part of Ulster University and is focused on business led research in the area of connected health,
- Multitone Electronics who are specialists in the development and delivery of bespoke, highly resilient, integrated messaging solutions for healthcare organisations.