The Journal of mHealth Vol 2 Issue 4 (August) - Page 30

Real-Time Clinical Information Platform Driving Improved Outcomes Real-Time Clinical Information Platform Driving Improved Outcomes Having access to timely and relevant data that can provide a complete clinical perspective on an individual patient should be the foundation for modern, efficient and effective health services. Ensuring that data is mobilised across the healthcare network can deliver improved patient outcomes, ensure that resources are properly allocated and drive significant efficiencies. The task of developing such a network though is significant. Medopad is a digital health platform that has been designed to provide doctors and nurses with the capability to access realtime data feeds from across the healthcare system. As a pointof-care solution it integrates existing clinical data, delivers it to mobile devices and provides a platform to create clinical and productivity apps that can intuitively use that data. The system works by collecting information from disparate hospital databases and collating them into a central source. By integrating with the wide variety of data streams from within the hospital organisation and the wider primary care environment it enables a collated view of an individual patient’s record. Allowing access to data from historical medical files to X-ray and MRI scans, all at the touch of an iPad. Developed closely with BMI Healthcare and the UK NHS, Medopad has identified key problems associated with interoperability, security concerns, and other issues that have in the past prevented systems like this from succeeding and then worked to develop a solution that fits within existing workflows and care pathways. This has meant that the solution is intrinsically tailored to overcome real, everyday problems associated with healthcare technology. Not only has the solution been designed to improve access to information, it has also been built to operate as a platform that can be integrated across many different clinical and operational activities within the healthcare organisation. It is already in use at a number of hospitals, including London’s Royal Free. Collaboration is a major component and by giving doctors the information they require and then also giving them the option to share that information with colleagues, specialists and patients it becomes much easier to make informed decisions based upon a full picture of the available data. With the ability to make informed joint decisions comes an increase in the overall quality of care. By developing bespoke applications that work with particular cohorts of patients, or patients receiving particular treatment, Medopad can also integrate real-time information from monitoring technologies and health wearables used to monitor 28 August 2015 patients during the course of their treatment and care plans. This facility enables clinicians and care teams to easily receive and access real-time, actionable data, from which more accurate insights about treatment and condition management can be determined. Collecting a complete picture of a person’s medical condition and treatment, rather than the traditional snapshots of health, that are generally recorded during one off appointments, means that it is possible to more accurately understand a patient’s complete medical experience. This in turn improves the clinical decision process and can result in improved outcomes. The company has gained significant recognition in recent months for an application designed, using the platform, to work specifically with the Apple Watch that allows for the monitoring and management of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatments. Effective cancer treatment relies heavily on the administration