Eton, UK — February 12, 2013 — InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected healthcare, today announced that Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has created an in-house Web-based clinical data portal based on InterSystems Caché®, the world’s most widely used database system for healthcare solutions. Called WebV, the portal enables faster communication between hospital-based clinical staff and laboratory technicians across eight sites.
The portal provides the Trust’s clinicians with instant access to pathology and radiology diagnostics information on multiple platforms, including mobile devices at the patient’s bedside. By providing access to real-time data, WebV enables clinicians to achieve faster diagnoses for better patient outcomes. It also gives authorised users across different sites access to the same information, at the same time, which speeds the process of receiving a second clinical opinion during diagnosis or care planning.
In addition to clinical test results, WebV provides real-time data access through a number of modules including clinical alerting and observations; PAS (patient administration system), which includes future and past outpatient appointments; VTE (venous thrombosis and embolism) assessments; and a Web-based ward management and bed status system.
Robin Howes, Client Services Technical Manager for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said, “We are already seeing measurable improvements. For example, when we introduced an online VTE assessment audit through WebV, we hit the required standard of returning 90% of the assessments within a month.”
Howes also said, “Our staff work across different sites, and the IT systems are quite disparate. However, each requires real-time access to highly critical patient data. We created WebV to address this need and are delighted with the results to date.”
Jonathan Selby, UK & Ireland Country Manager at InterSystems, added, “WebV is an excellent example of how Caché facilitates the delivery of timely patient care. We are extremely pleased that the Trust has used its in-house development skills to produce this excellent portal.”
He added, “Caché is the core technology for all of InterSystems’ healthcare offerings, including the InterSystems HealthShare® strategic healthcare informatics platform and InterSystems Ensemble® rapid integration platform, enabling our customers to capture, share, understand, and act upon all of their data in real time.”
InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 25 countries. InterSystems Caché® is the world’s most widely used database system in clinical applications. InterSystems HealthShare® is a strategic healthcare informatics platform for information exchange and analytics within a hospital network, and across a community, region or nation. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems TrakCare® is an Internet-based unified healthcare information system that rapidly delivers the benefits of an Electronic Patient Record.
About Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was established as a combined hospital and community Trust on 1st April 2001 and achieved Foundation Status on 1st May 2007. It was formed by the merger of North East Lincolnshire NHS Trust and Scunthorpe and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust and operates all NHS hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. Its name reflects the wider geographical area in which the Trust is a major provider of healthcare.
Running three hospitals, separated by considerable distances, poses a significant service delivery challenge, but also allows the Trust to serve a wider population. NLAG also provides a range of services delivered outside of hospital settings.
The Trust’s core business can be defined as:
- Delivering a full range of emergency secondary healthcare services, including intensive and high dependency care
- Maintaining a comprehensive range of planned services, in an environment of patient choice and contestability
- Ensuring a full range of secondary care diagnostic services are available locally.
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