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PathpointⓇ eTrauma Launches at NHS Lanarkshire

London, Monday August 14th 2023 - Open Medical is excited to announce the launch of PathpointⓇ eTrauma at NHS Lanarkshire. With its unparalleled capabilities, eTrauma revolutionises and elevates the orthopaedic trauma processes within the entire department. Crucially, eTrauma integrates with TrakCare, ensuring a unified system to truly enhance efficiency.

eTrauma overview

Pathpoint eTrauma is transforming patient management by replacing outdated tools, such as whiteboards, excel spreadsheets, and word documents, with a digital trauma board. eTrauma, designed by practising orthopaedic surgeons with a user-centred approach, is a cloud-based solution that comprehensively covers the patient journey from injury to rehabilitation. It centralises and enhances orthopaedic trauma patient care by automating the referral process and enabling efficient coordination among multidisciplinary teams.

Key Milestones

  • TrakCare Integration: unfragmented flow of data by granting effortless access to critical information.

  • Streamlined Referral Management and Handover: detailed digital referrals, improved trauma handover management, and streamlined admissions, notes, and tasks, ensuring a smooth and efficient workflow.

  • Optimised Theatre List Coordination and Planning: trauma lists, digital op-notes, and automated logs for cancellations and equipment requests, transforming theatre operation coordination.

  • Enhanced Patient Engagement: digital communication and secure clinical photograph uploads to ensure a patient-centred approach.

  • Seamless Collaboration and Communication: cloud-based system accessible from any device, at any time and anywhere, to foster unparalleled collaboration and communication among teams.

  • Improved Data-driven Insights and Reporting: highly granular SNOMED CT coded data capture to maximise accuracy and unlock real-time insights through live dashboards and robust reporting capabilities, enabling data-driven decision-making and comprehensive analysis.

About Open Medical

Open Medical is a team of clinician-led digital health pioneers 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, "This has been an incredibly exciting project, and we are particularly thrilled about the TrakCare integration. We firmly believe that this integration will significantly enhance their efficiency by ensuring a continuous flow of data throughout the end-to-end pathway. The team at NHS Lanarkshire has been absolutely amazing, and demonstrated remarkable readiness and preparedness on the day of the launch. In fact, it has been one of the smoothest launches we've experienced thus far, and collaborating with NHS Lanarkshire has been an absolute pleasure."

About NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lanarkshire is the third largest health board in Scotland, serving a population of 655,000 across diverse rural and urban communities. With approximately 12,000 staff members, their dedicated team works tirelessly in communities, health centres, clinics, and offices, as well as at three district general hospitals: University Hospital Hairmyres, University Hospital Monklands, and University Hospital Wishaw, with Wishaw General Hospital being one of the busiest trauma units in Scotland. They are committed to providing high-quality, person-centred health and social care that promotes longer, healthier lives, whether at home or in a comfortable environment.

Mr. Oliver Bailey, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospital Wishaw, NHS Lanarkshire, said: ”It has been a pleasure to work with Open Medical to implement eTrauma at our trust. Wishaw General Hospital is one of the busiest trauma units in Scotland and has struggled to keep up with the demand of increased patient numbers combined with reduced resources. Implementation of this electronic data management system was essential to allow us to manage the immense amount of patient information that travels through our department on a daily basis. Information governance, patient safety, departmental efficiency, and patient flow has all improved since we went live. Together with Open Medical, I look forward to building on these improvements ensuring NHS Lanarkshire Trauma & Orthopaedic department continues to excel and be the jewel amongst all Scottish Trauma Units.”


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