Welcome to Vitro Software's company updates and news. You will find articles about the eHealth events we are attending, digital health, company updates, client updates and more.
Vitro Software has included a new Remote Patient Management (RPM) and telemedicine module to its Digital Medical Record in partnership with myPatientSpace, offering patients ongoing clinician led care from the comfort and protection of their own homes, an increasingly important functionality for vulnerable patients in pandemic times.
Both patients and hospitals will benefit from the remote management, as non-critical hospital visits can be avoided and social distancing compliance will be easier, particularly in hospitals with reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. And it is expected that many patients’ recovery journeys can improve, empowering patients and with the added benefit of less travel required for their appointments.
Categories: Australia & Asia-Pacific, Media Releases
Tags: Patient Care, Remote Patient Management, Telemedicine, Patient Empowerment
Digitised records are a key component for successful healthcare. Paper-based records are not just inefficient and take up space, “they also carry the risk of spreading infection”, Nash said. There is a risk of them getting lost, Nash points out. It’s not unusual for hospitals to transfer records around cities “in the back of taxis and even the basket of bicycles”. That’s before you factor in the risks of doctors’ handwriting. EMR is a more efficient, lower-cost option for hospitals that includes the eradication of unnecessary duplicate tests and provides better outcomes for patients, he added. It’s also an area in which Ireland lags.
Categories: News, Ireland & Europe, In the News
Tags: eHealth, Digital Health Record, Vitro
Irish patients will move between hospitals in unprecedented numbers as hospital capacity is severely reduced by Covid19. Medical records need to follow these patients but there is currently no consistent, secure, and efficient method of record sharing in place across the health service. Records are routinely moved by registered post, courier or taxi raising issues of patient privacy, security of records and now, a contamination risk via handling of paper records in a hospital environment.
Dublin-based Vitro Software has today launched its proprietary software solution, called PIM or people in motion, already used by its worldwide client base, to Irish healthcare providers from as little as €1 per patient if broadly adopted (versus an €8 registered post fee and considerably more expensive for couriers/taxis).
Categories: Ireland & Europe, In the News, Media Releases
Tags: Patient Care, Patient Safety
As we begin to see the COVID-19 restrictions lift in Ireland, our public hospital system will come under huge strain as it works to tackle waiting lists which were already the longest in Europe pre-crisis - they will have to operate at just 80% of capacity. The release valve for this pressure will in theory come from the private hospitals, under the agreement signed with the Irish government in March. The patients relevant medical history needs to be shared between hospitals in a secure & reliable way to reduce repeat diagnostic tests, risk and potential delays. Technology is the obvious answer, Vitro Software's PIM solution allows authorised clinicians to access a patients record using PCs or Tablets - a quick to implement system with minimal training requirements...
Categories: News, Ireland & Europe
Tags: HSE, Electronic Record Management, Covid-19
Vitro Software’s COVID-19 screening App was designed based on guidance from the World Health Organisation. It is an intuitive App that seamlessly sits within our customers' Digital Medical Record (DMR) - Vitro. Deploying the App into each customer's DMR takes minutes, meaning doctors, nurses and healthcare workers can use it immediately, and without the need for additional training.
Categories: News, Ireland & Europe, Australia & Asia-Pacific, Media Releases
Tags: Clients, Covid-19
Healthcare systems around the world are under immense pressure at the moment, whether in the planning stage to mitigate against what might come, or facing it head-on as we speak. While always cognisant of the important service our healthcare workers provide, including those with whom we work daily, we are especially aware & grateful for their service in the current environment. We have taken precautions to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect our employees; hence our teams are encouraged to work from home for the moment. We want to reassure our customers that our infrastructure allows us to continue to support them fully in this environment. We have a range of digital solutions which can help hospitals, COVID-19 test centres and home care operators deal during this pandemic...
Categories: News, Ireland & Europe, Australia & Asia-Pacific
Dr Ruth Barnes will join Laura Magahy, Alan Price and Prof Richard Greene and a host of other speakers at the next HSE Digital Academy Forum on March 11th. Ruth will share a case study from one of Vitro Software's Australian clients, the Calvary Hospital Group, the case study describes how Calvary employed the "Show Value/Grow Value" approach to start their Digital Transformation journey. Ruth will run through where Calvary started, moving to today where 12 of their hospitals from 64 bed to 180 bed are using Vitro's Digital Medical Record. She will talk about their journey to-date, lessons learned, and what is next. Ruth will introduce how the "Show Value/Grow Value" approach works, how it de-risks decision making, meets budgetary requirements and allows both large and small hospitals and healthcare organisations to embark on their journey with Digital Medical Records. **Event postponed by HSE
Tags: Events, Show Value / Grow Value
IMSTA are planning to double in size as it moves into the growing field of Digital Health. “It is projected that the Digital Health Sector will quadruple in size by 2022 to €140 billion euro,” said Clare Harney, IMSTA Director for Digital Health Transformation. “Ireland is already the second largest exporter of medtech products in Europe. We have the companies, the skills, the expertise and the people to lead the Digital Health transformation of health services worldwide.”
Vitro Software is delighted to become a member of IMSTA. We see the role of industry as a critical pillar in the digital health landscape in Ireland, a country with an array of successful homegrown digital health companies with significant international experience.
Tags: Healthcare in Ireland
David Andrews, Vitro Software's VP of Business Development, will be attending HIMSS20 in March this year. Being at HIMSS provides a great opportunity for attendees to imagine how technology can drive healthcare systems of the future, to meet the upcoming demand driven by increased life expectancy. We are keen to share our vision and to compare and contrast it to others. As well as hearing about what is next in digital health & Healthcare IT trends, meet potential new partners, network with hospitals that are looking to start their Digital Transformation journey, and also catchup with some of our own clients and partners. **Event cancelled by HIMSS
Categories: News, Africa & Rest of World
We are delighted to be exhibiting at this year's APHA (Australian Private Hospitals Association) annual conference. The 39th annual conference will be taking place at the Adelaide Convention Centre from March 15-17th, 2020. The APHA Congress will bring together leaders from across the private healthcare sector to discuss the ever changing health landscape in Australia and this year focus on "The impact of innovative technologies on health care". What new technology is already being employed overseas and what impact will it have when it arrives on our shores? Issues such as technology advances, cyber-attacks and artificial intelligence as well the risks or benefits they pose will all be discussed through panel sessions, debates and plenaries.
Categories: News, Australia & Asia-Pacific, Events, Ireland