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PathpointⓇ eTrauma Launches at Medway NHS Foundation Trust



London, 2023 - Open Medical is thrilled to announce the introduction of PathpointⓇ eTrauma at the Medway NHS Foundation Trust. This award-winning system is set to transform and enhance orthopaedic trauma procedures throughout the entire department with its unmatched capabilities. Through Open Medical’s partnership with DePuy Synthes, the orthopaedic company of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, the Trust was able to maximise the value of their use of DePuy Synthes’ surgical products with Open Medical’s platform Pathpoint eTrauma via Johnson & Johnson MedTech’s Value-Based Healthcare offering.


eTrauma Overview

By replacing legacy systems like whiteboards, excel spreadsheets, and word documents with a cloud-based digital trauma coordination platform, Pathpoint eTrauma will transform the way patients are managed. eTrauma, developed by practising orthopaedic surgeons, uses a user-centric approach and covers every stage of the patient journey, from injury to rehabilitation. It centralises and enhances orthopaedic trauma care by automating the referral process and allowing for effective coordination across multidisciplinary teams, providing visibility across the entire patient pathway.


Key Features

  • The innovative digital referral system, together with improved trauma handover management and a streamlined approach to admissions, notes, and duties, delivers an efficient workflow.

  • A full overhaul in theatre operations coordination, including trauma lists, digital operation notes, and automatic cancellation and equipment request logs.

  • Live trauma dashboard with real-time overview of patient care and key performance indicators.

  • The solution enables safe clinical photograph uploads and digital patient communication, promoting a patient-centred approach to healthcare.

  • Cloud-based technology offers accessibility from any device, at any time and place, fostering unparalleled teamwork and communication among healthcare teams.

  • Capturing granular SNOMED CT coded data to maximise accuracy and unlock real-time insights through live dashboards and robust reporting capabilities. This empowers data-driven decision-making, comprehensive analysis for healthcare providers, and academic research.

  • As per BOA and GIRFT guidance regarding the Non Ambulatory Fragility Fractures (NAFF), eTrauma is automatically detecting and clearly identifying these patients, which can lead to better clinical outcomes, audits, and research data.


About Open Medical

Open Medical is a team of clinician-led digital health experts behind the award-winning patient flow platform Pathpoint, used across 150+ sites in the UK and Ireland. At Open Medical, we join healthcare providers on their journey towards digital transformation. Our mission is to facilitate streamlined, future-proof patient pathways, foster collaboration among distributed teams, and bridge the gap between primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings.


Commenting on the launch, Dr Michael Shenouda, Chief Commercial Officer at Open Medical said:

"We are excited to share the implementation of Pathpoint eTrauma at Medway NHS Foundation Trust. This innovative solution marks another important step forward in our mission to empower healthcare providers with sustainable, data-driven care. Clinicians can now shift their attention away from time-consuming, non-clinical tasks and concentrate wholeheartedly on the well-being of their patients."

About Medway NHS Foundation Trust

About Medway NHS Foundation Trust Medway NHS Foundation Trust operates Medway Maritime Hospital, serving over 424,000 residents in Medway and Swale. They provide critical care to nearly half a million patients annually, engage over 10,000 public members, employ around 4,400 staff, offer diverse apprenticeships, and benefit from nearly 400 dedicated volunteers. Acting Chair Mark Spragg and Chief Executive Jayne Black are in charge of the hospital, which has two clinical divisions and effective corporate functions.


Mr. Howard Cottam, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Director for Surgery, shares his thoughts on the platform:

"Since we implemented Pathpoint eTrauma, there have been noticeable improvements in our operational efficiency within our trauma and orthopaedics department. And when we combine it with the BOA and GIRFT guidance for non-ambulatory fragility fractures embedded in the system, we can expect even better outcomes.”

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