Medical imaging technology company Feedback is to pilot a study with Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, using its new encrypted medical communication platform, Bleepa.
Bleepa enables clinicians to access medical grade images through smartphones, tablets and desktops.
The study will assess how Bleepa supports the workflow of cross-team referrals and is expected to go live in December and last for approximately three months.
The study will initially be carried out by Georges Ng Man Kwong’s team who receive respiratory requests for specialist review of inpatients from other clinical teams. The quality of data, user experience and impact on patient care are the focus of the study with pre and post benchmarks executed and scheduled.
The board of Feedback anticipates that, following initial success, the pilot will be extended to include other clinical teams within the trust with interest expressed for orthopaedic and vascular referrals.
Tom Oakley, chief executive of Feedback, said: “Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a renowned adopter of new technology given its status as a global digital exemplar fast follower site, and we look forward to working with the team on our first pilot study of Bleepa. We believe that Bleepa will accelerate the process of requesting a specialist opinion from colleagues, ultimately resulting in better care for patients, faster.”
Libby Woodcock, electronic patient record transformation manager of Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, added: “Transforming clinical services by providing digital enablement is always high on our agenda and we’re excited to be involved.”
Date published: November 18, 2019