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Monitoring dashboards to track COVID-19 samples in Hampshire

PhoenixSoft has developed a series of COVID-19 dashboards for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT), which runs Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester, and Andover War Memorial Hospital.

The dashboards are important tools that provide essential information at a glance, and enable users to make decisions regarding clinical care, staffing and patient flow throughout the trust. PhoenixSoft’s dashboards are displayed on large touchscreens in secure site offices located within the hospitals, tracking where each patient and staff member sample is in the laboratory queue, and showing live results as they are processed.

The dashboards have evolved in complexity since their initial launch and now show a live SARS-CoV-2 test turnaround time summary and includes retrospective data dating back to January 2020, providing HHFT with an accurate history of all COVID-19 testing. The Patient Dashboard provides a live overview of COVID-19 test results, detailing the number of tests being processed, pending results and those that are in transit between the trust’s sites.

Shaun Goldsmith (HHFT Pathology IT Manager) said: “We approached PhoenixSoft in March last year as we wanted to put something in place in preparation for the high number of cases that were anticipated. We needed a simple and accessible way of displaying where the patient samples were in the testing pathway, for our two acute site teams We made these changes so that the site teams could estimate the time of test results based on the dashboard output. This helped to dramatically reduce the number of phone calls to the laboratory team, freeing them to continue their essential work.”

Jason Woodard, (PhoenixSoft CEO) said: “We produced a bespoke solution, which was tested and deployed in a matter of days, free of charge to the NHS. We felt strongly that this was the best way that PhoenixSoft could support the NHS when the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic began.”

www.phoenixsoft.co.uk

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