Challenge: Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Trust needed to replace its increasingly out of date and limited paper-based “Early Warning” system which aimed to recognise and monitor deteriorating patients’ vital signs by scoring their results. Patient charts weren’t immediately available and it took time to share the data with clinicians. Also, legibility of notes was sporadic and the calculation of scores frequently produced errors.
Solution: Working closely with Sensyne Health, the Trust developed a web-based software application - The System for Electronic Notification and Documentation (SEND™) allowing health professionals to monitor patient health within medical facilities and from home, delivering early warning scores to clinicians. Crucial to their success, they needed to connect to the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) to be able to securely send patient data for monitoring.
Impact: Significantly improved patient outcomes, including a 63% reduction in cardiac arrests.
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