LONDON, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
New technology is set to improve patient safety and staff efficiency
With technology transformation in the spotlight, it is no surprise to see the new Secretary of State for Health and Social care discussing improvements and changes in various articles recently.
In a speech to staff at West Suffolk Hospital, Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care said: "Let this be clear: tech transformation is coming. I want to see more technology like this become available to all, not just a select few." Mr Hancock continued, "The right use of technology can save time and money, it can improve patient safety too."
During his speech, Mr Hancock referred to a project at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust where innovative technology has enabled doctors and nurses to throw away antiquated pager technology in favour of a new smartphone app. The new Medic Bleep app saves nurses more than 20 minutes per shift and doctors more than 50 minutes per shift. The easier communication between members of the care teams has improved operational efficiency and patient outcomes.
It is estimated that by changing the way that staff communicate with each other - reducing time wasted and improving operational efficiency - the NHS will save approximately £1 billion a year in operational benefits; such as managing increases in demand and reducing the number of cancelled operations.
While technology is not a replacement for face-to-face consultation, Medic Bleep enables improved collaboration and increased operational efficiency, reduces costs and improves patient outcomes.
Dr Sandeep Bansal, Founder and CEO of Medic Creations commented, "I am delighted to see this successful project and technology in the spotlight, with its ability to transform and support clinical processes. By adopting this modern smartphone app which provides a secure method of communication between staff, many of the communications challenges experienced using legacy systems will be resolved." Dr Bansal continued, "Following the success of the pilot my team are now working collaboratively with the staff at West Suffolk Foundation Trust Hospital on a trust-wide implementation."
About Medic Bleep
Medic Creations is a healthcare technology company founded in 2014 by Dr. Sandeep Bansal and is backed by a dedicated team of 25 talented individuals and specialist advisors. The company's core product is Medic Bleep: a simple, secure and innovative patient focused solution to the communication challenges that healthcare professionals and the wider team in the NHS face while going about their everyday work.
The team at Medic Bleep is passionate about providing healthcare organisations with a 21st century, IG compliant and real-time communication solution. To enable doctors, nurses and the wider team to communicate and collaborate more effectively, accelerating productivity, reducing costs, and improving patient outcomes. Medic Creations has been listed by the Journal of Health as one of the Top 100 Global Digital Health companies.
Read the AHSN network case study "Improving operational efficiency for patients with Medic Bleep"
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Please contact Dr. Sandeep Bansal, +44(0)7800633716
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