Australian health region boosts patient safety with Patientrack technology
New Bed Board module to provide real-time patient data at the bedside as part of expansion of Alcidion contract with ACT Health
Patients and clinicians will benefit from easy access to critical real-time patient information at the bedside after Australian population health services provider ACT Health signed a further contract with Patientrack’s parent company Alcidion Group (ASX:ALC).
Patientrack’s new Bed Board module will replace the patient’s bedside whiteboard, which currently requires manual written updates from a nurse or clinician, with an electronic whiteboard or wall mounted iPad to improve patient safety.
By taking real-time data feeds from multiple systems, the module displays critical patient information at the patient bedside including demographics to aid in positive patient identification, patient location, estimated date of discharge, falls risk status, dietary requirements and mobility information.
The development will become an additional feature of the overall Electronic Patient Journey Board solution being delivered by Alcidion for ACT Health, which provides acute, community and mental health care services for over 400,000 people.
The five-year deal, announced in July this year, will integrate Miya Flow, Smartpage and Patientrack software to highlight patient safety risks, and notify clinicians of changes to a patient’s health. Impediments to patient flow will be identified using the combined technology, to ensure they are managed before they impact on the length of hospital stay.
The additional contract win includes a license to use the Bed Board module across the ACT Health territory. The new 800-bed University of Canberra Public Hospital is planned to be the initial site, with a further option for future implementation at The Canberra Hospital.
The contract also includes three years of support and implementation services. ACT Health have the option to extend the support beyond the three years.
Kate Quirke, Alcidion’s chief executive said, “Our relationship with ACT Health continues to go from strength to strength. We are really excited to be part of their digital health journey to improve health services for their patients and clinicians alike.”
Patientrack general manager Donald Kennedy added: “Our work with Alcidion means we can, together, offer a holistic patient safety toolkit that provides EHR-level functionality without the cost and upheaval. The new module shows how we are committed to developing our combined technology so we can support an integrated approach to patient safety that has relevance to care providers across the UK and the globe.”