Bedside Technology to improve patient care at Hunter New England Health

New South Wales’s largest LHD chooses Patientrack to automate the collection of patient vital signs and clinical documentation using mobile technology

Hunter New England Health has long been known for the early adoption of technology to support the delivery of high quality patient care to its diverse population and have recently selected Patientrack from MKM Health to automate documentation of patient information at the bedside.

With an intuitive interface that is accessible on a wide range of mobile devices and workstations the system will support clinical staff wherever they are located, with real-time patient data, scheduling of work tasks and alerts for patients requiring their attention.  It is expected to quickly deliver benefits to both patients and staff at Hunter New England Health, providing an improved patient experience

Kate Quirke, CEO of MKM Health says ‘We are very excited to welcome Hunter New England Health to the Patientrack group of users. Patientrack is currently being used widely in New Zealand and the United Kingdom and the uptake by Hunter New England Health shows a growing interest in Australia in the ability of Patientrack to improve patient outcomes whilst supporting the existing clinical workflows in place within the clinical setting. We are looking forward to working with Hunter New England Health to deliver the NSW Health prescribed Electronic Medical Record functionality and to demonstrate the broader benefits of enhanced clinical documentation at the bedside and improved communication across clinical teams’.

Hunter New England Health will initially implement Patientrack at the Maitland Hospital over the next few months and will then progressively roll it out across the rest of Hunter New England Health.

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About MKM Heath
MKM Health is an information technology solutions company dedicated to healthcare. We work with our clients to implement solutions, integrate systems, align business and technology and ultimately help deliver best outcomes for patients. We are passionate about improving patient outcomes, avoiding harm and improving efficiency and effectiveness as well as working with our clients to maximise investments. Our team is dedicated to providing advice and practical support that requires strategic insight into health technology trends. We have deep health domain knowledge, technical expertise in hospital systems and health informatics, and a proven ability to integrate the many separate systems found in the increasingly complex digital hospital environment.  We are the exclusive distributors for Patientrack in New Zealand and Australia.

For further information please visit www.mkmhealth.com.au or follow us on Twitter.

About Patientrack
Patientrack helps hospitals deliver safer care – which is also more cost-effective care – by ensuring observation and assessment protocols are carried out correctly and consistently, and by automatically calculating early warning scores and alerting clinicians when interventions are needed. Through early identification of deteriorating patients, and the promoting of necessary assessments, Patientrack helps hospitals meet national and local targets for improvements in patient safety, improving patient outcomes and supporting frontline staff, while at the same time cutting costs and reducing paper. Patientrack was developed in conjunction with health professionals and its effectiveness in delivering both patient safety and cost improvements has been proven by published clinical research.

For further information please visit www.patientrack.com or follow @Patientrack on Twitter.

For further information:

Kate Quirke

kquirke@mkmhealth.com.au

+61 3 8060 6177