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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
Vitro Software, a specialist provider of Digital Medical Records (DMRs) for hospitals and healthcare organisations, announce the availability of its platform on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The Marketplace is an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure.
Vitro Software CEO, Dave Nash says, "The ability to integrate our platform via Microsoft Azure opens up a simple way for hospitals and healthcare organisations to gain access to Vitro's Digital Medical Record. The Microsoft Azure platform provides its customers with solutions that are easier to access, and we are thrilled to now be available on the Marketplace. The Vitro Digital Medical Record facilitates digital transformation in hospitals & healthcare organisations, resulting in cost and time savings and operational efficiencies."
Categories: News, Ireland & Europe, Australia & Asia-Pacific
Tags: Microsoft, Cloud Hosting, Azure
Vitro Software has extended its Breast Screening Digital Medical Record to now offer an end-to-end solution for Breast Screening organisations. In addition to the management of clinical information during the assessment process, the Vitro Digital Medical Record now includes client administration functionality and clinical management of the screening process. The Vitro Breast Screening solution can manage the entire screening process, from initial invitation to screening appointments, scheduling, client communications & reminders, follow up appointments and the management of the client's clinical documentation from start to finish. Vitro's end-to-end solution will help Breast Screening organisations eliminate paper, save time, reduce administrative workload including duplication of data entry, optimise client throughput and provide an improved service to their clients.
Categories: News, Ireland & Europe, Australia & Asia-Pacific, Media Releases
Tags: Breast Screening, Breast Care
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
At Vitro Software we undergo regular audits for the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 standard by an independent certification company. This is to ensure our quality management system is operating at its best. Our QMS acts as a framework to ensure we deliver the best possible service to our clients, so we are delighted when we receive independent validation of our systems. As 2020 has been the year of going virtual, our team and the independent auditors worked together this year to remotely go through the auditing process, and we are delighted to receive certification until 2023.
Tags: Quality in Healthcare, ISO
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.
Tags: Clients, Covid-19