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Irish healthcare software companies, Vitro Software and YellowSchedule have announced a new partnership to tackle the growing crisis of hospital waiting lists. The companies will merge their international expertise and experience to create a practical, swift implementation of a long-term solution to address this growing issue in Ireland and the UK with ‘SmartList’. Dr Ruth Barnes, Director of Commercial Operations for Vitro Software says, “Putting the patient at the heart of the ‘SmartList’ solution was essential to its design. It is critical for patients to be seen by care providers in a timely manner to avoid delayed diagnosis and deterioration of their conditions. We are using our international experience as a provider of Hospital Digital Medical Records and speciality solutions for Breast Screening and Mental Health to provide a software solution to the waiting list challenges Ireland faces. We feel that by Vitro Software working together with Yellow Schedule who are experts in their field will provide a long term solution for the waiting list challenges.
Categories: News, Ireland & Europe, In the News, Media Releases
Tags: Media & In the News, Digital Health Record, Digital Medical Record (DMR), Waiting List Management
South Pacific Private, Australia’s leading treatment centre for addiction, trauma and mental health conditions has implemented Vitro Elements, Vitro Software’s specialist Mental Health Digital Medical Record. The four-month implementation meant that staff and patients benefitted quickly, with patient clinical information being captured digitally at the patient’s side. “We chose Vitro Software’s Mental Health solution because it enabled us to move to a fully digital environment quickly and safely,” says Amy Orsatti, Quality/Systems/Research Manager. “Moving from paper to Vitro’s Mental Health Digital Medical Record was an easy process – it is a familiar, intuitive system that required less than two hours training for our clinicians..."
Categories: News, Australia & Asia-Pacific, In the News, Media Releases
Tags: Clients, Media & In the News, Digital Health Record, Mental Health
Pulse+IT writes about Bruce Pedersen's (MD of specialist healthcare and digital health consultancy The Checkley Group) regular update on the state of the EMR nation at the Australasian Institute of Digital Health's summit 2020 in Sydney. Among other things Bruce talks about the states with the largest growth in electronic medical record adoption over the last two years and EMRs in the private sector...
Categories: News, Australia & Asia-Pacific, In the News
Tags: Media & In the News
BreastScreen Victoria (BSV), the Victorian Government’s breast cancer screening program, went live with Vitro Software’s specialised Breast Screening Digital Medical Record (DMR). Staff at St Vincent’s BreastScreen, located at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne have now moved away from paper records and physical whiteboards. Staff now manage all client records digitally. They can track a client’s assessment journey directly from their workstations using a fully digitised Client Journey Board. The Journey Board colour-codes the client status in real time assisting staff to track client progress through the assessment clinic, creating operational efficiencies for BSV and providing clients with an improved experience...
Categories: News, Ireland & Europe, Australia & Asia-Pacific, In the News, Media Releases
Tags: Patient Care, Clinical Administration, Breast Screening, Clinicians
We continually improve the clinician experience in Vitro, as we now include advanced Voice Enablement in our Digital Medical Record with features such as Voice Control, Speech to Text & Notes Templating. Voice enablement saves a tremendous amount of time on administration, while a clinician might typically type 40 words per minute or less, they speak over 120 words per minute. Voice commands are at the user's own pace; there is no requirement to wait for the text to appear on screen. In addition to reducing the time take to complete notes, through the templating functionality, Vitro Voice encourages more complete & consistent notetaking, improving overall quality & making clinical coding easier.
Categories: Ireland & Europe, Australia & Asia-Pacific, In the News, Media Releases
Tags: Patient Care, Clinical Administration, Clinicians
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, In the News, 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
St George's Hospital has gone live with the first phase of their Digital Medical Record implementation. Greg Brooks, St George’s Hospital CEO “One of the key drivers of this project is to improve our patient’s and clinician's experience, using Vitro, clinicians can now access patient information on the move, and even at this early stage of the project we have seen a positive impact on patient discharge times. Seeing our clinicians embrace Vitro so quickly and the exceptional feedback we have received from them has given us great confidence in the decisions we made around our digital strategy.”
Tags: Clients, Media & In the News, Digital Medical Record (DMR)
BreastScreen Victoria (BSV) has moved one step closer to full Electronic Records Management by partnering with Vitro Software. The outstanding success of the Vitro pilot has informed the decision to expand the paperless system to the rest of BreastScreen Victoria. “Our clinicians found the software easy to use, and our team found that the time taken to issue written results reduced from 12 days to one or two. The new digital whiteboard has improved patient flow, providing for a better experience for both patients and staff.” said Dr Helen Frazer, Clinical Director at St Vincent’s BreastScreen
Tags: Clients, Media & In the News, Cancer Screening, Breast Screening