London trust plans to minimise COVID-19 cross infection using MediViewer virtual clinics

IMMJ Systems' MediViewer supports virtual outpatient clinics

MediViewer electronic document management system is helping to minimise the spread of COVID-19 between patients and healthcare workers

IMMJ Systems is working with London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and support virtual clinics by digitising paper-based clinical records and making them available via the MediViewer electronic document management system.

Once deployed, MediViewer will help support the trust’s virtual outpatient clinics by minimising the potential for COVID-19 cross infection between patients, consultants, nurses and any other hospital workers.

The rapidly-deployed solution incorporates a scan-on-demand service of all patient records ahead of each outpatient clinic, providing the consultant with remote access to key patient records that are currently held in paper format in the hospital’s medical records libraries and across the site.

MediViewer’s cloud-based solution provides the platform for the trust with access to patient records anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Tens of thousands of patient medical records will be securely scanned and stored in IMMJ Systems’ MediViewer platform, thereby reducing not only the need for patients to attend the hospital for appointments, but also enabling clinicians to work remotely.

Furthermore, the solution will also ensure that medical records will no longer need to be moved around the hospital where they are physically handled many times before, during and after each patient appointment.

Faced with the challenge of providing a fully-functional MediViewer solution within a six-week period inspired the IMMJ team to think outside of the box by streamlining the delivery process to focus purely on providing digitised patient records to virtual outpatient clinics

Max Smith, chief revenue officer and co-founder at IMMJ Systems, said: “COVID-19 has driven us to innovate our approach to our MediViewer deployment methodology.

“Faced with the challenge of providing a fully-functional MediViewer solution within a six-week period inspired the IMMJ team to think outside of the box by streamlining the delivery process to focus purely on providing digitised patient records to virtual outpatient clinics.

“We are now working seamlessly with the trust to configure the solution in line with their requirements followed by the ingestion of the digitised records into the MediViewer.”

He added: “Priority here has been agility, collaboration and innovative technology that can be rapidly deployed safely and securely.”

Sonia Patel, chief information officer at the trust and the newly-appointed chief information officer for NHSX, added: “Faced with the COVID-19 crisis and the urgent need to move to virtual outpatient services, we were under pressure to find a solution that would support our consultants with relevant patient information required to deliver effective virtual clinics.

“This has been a successful partnership between the trust and tech to deliver critical digital information, during a very-challenging time.”

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