Medical data automation for safer and more productive care: how Wirral’s ICU nurses are benefiting from medical device integration

Medical data automation for safer and more productive care: how Wirral’s ICU nurses are benefiting from medical device integration

In this content:

The context

  • Connecting critical data in a wired hospital

The challenge

  • Delivering real-time vital signs information without compromising clinical usability
  • Accessibility to essential data for nurses = increased patient safety benefits

The specification of the biomedical interoperability project

  • Meeting Wirral’s requirements: automate data collection
  • Selecting ENOVACOM Patient Connect: a unique biomedical interoperability platform
  • Ensuring project success and clinician satisfaction
  • Further enhancements to improve clinical usability
  • Working with Enovacom
  • Reflections from the Wirral Teaching Hospital team
  • Next steps

As a Global Digital Exemplar and named by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as one of the world’s ‘most wired’ hospitals, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust prides itself on ensuring its clinical and nursing staff have access to digital tools and information that help free up time and improve care.

Connectivity between IT systems is fundamental to this ambition. The trust’s journey to HIMSS level 7 has interoperability as its heart. So, when the trust turned to Enovacom to connect highly complex data from 11 ventilators to the electronic patient record (EPR) in their busy and lifecritical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the stakes were high.

In this case study, discover how Wirral’s nurses are benefiting from medical device integration for a safer and more productive care, as well as how the organisation is working hard to develop workflows and blueprints for other providers to learn from their experiences around connecting mobile devices and becoming paperless.