DÜSSELDORF, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iMDsoft® announced that they will be featuring new and advanced tools for detecting patient deterioration at Patient Safety Congress in Manchester, 5 - 6 July 2016. MetaVision SafeTrack™, their mobile electronic observation solution, offers advanced options for early identification of patients at risk for lethal conditions.
MetaVision SafeTrack provides smart alerts for sepsis and AKI, based on NICE guidelines, which prompt clinicians to take action. Tools for screening and assessments make it easier to check for conditions such as venous thromboembolism (VTE) and calculate scores such as MUST and GCS. Hospitals can create additional alerts or screening forms for any condition they define.
There are 150,000 cases of sepsis in the UK annually, resulting in 44,000 deaths – more than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined, according to the UK Sepsis Trust. Studies show that early treatment of sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock with fluid resuscitation and antibiotics can improve patient outcomes. However, in order to maximise the benefits of these treatments, it is essential that sepsis be identified as early as possible. MetaVision SafeTrack incorporates data from multiple sources and sends notifications when relevant. For example, patients with fever and an elevated white blood count are flagged as being at risk for sepsis. The care team is prompted to enter more information about the patient's status and to follow up accordingly.
It is estimated that up to 100,000 deaths in secondary care are associated with acute kidney injury (AKI), and that 1/4 to 1/3 of these deaths could potentially be prevented. MetaVision SafeTrack helps with early identification of AKI. It sends notifications when there are changes in patient condition, i.e. when a patient's serum creatinine level is fifty percent higher than it was the previous week.
In addition, MetaVision SafeTrack offers all the advantages of a mobile electronic observation solution, ensuring faster intervention for patients in need. It helps nurses document vital signs and observations at the bedside, calculates early warning scores and provides options for immediate escalations to caregivers. Nurses work more effectively and can prioritise care with tools for task management and shift handover. The system processes all of the information that is collected to generate reports that help improve hospital performance.
MetaVision SafeTrack is currently being implemented at University Hospital Southampton (UHS). "What MetaVision SafeTrack offers us is the ability to have accurate observations. It takes out human error. Taking away the human factor improves accuracy, which means patients are managed much more effectively and safely, and it increases the speed of escalation," said Helen Neary, Divisional Head of Nursing and Professions at UHS.
"Patient safety has driven our work since we began in 1999. We are pleased to add new sophisticated decision support tools to our mobile e-obs application," said Lars-Oluf Nielsen, CEO of iMDsoft. "These innovations were designed to help hospitals meet their goals of early and effective detection of lethal conditions such as sepsis and better prioritisation of care."
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iMDsoft is a leading provider of Clinical Information Systems for critical, perioperative, and acute care environments. The company's flagship family of solutions, the MetaVision Suite, was first implemented in 1999. Hospitals and health networks worldwide use MetaVision to improve care quality and enhance financial results. The system promotes compliance with protocols and best practices, streamlines reporting and supports clinical research. To learn more about iMDsoft, visit www.imd-soft.com.