Southampton respiratory experts select Comtact Healthcare to deliver mobile paperless healthcare

Deployment marks a major step in improving the quality and efficiency of treatment for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Comtact Healthcare has been selected by respiratory experts at Southampton Children’s Hospital to provide clinicians with a leading-edge mobile device solution at the point of care.

The hospital, which is a leading centre in the treatment of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD), has taken a major step in improving the quality and efficiency of treatment for its patients by engaging Carbon Labs, the software division of Comtact Healthcare.

Carbon Forms will provide a real-time clinician view; a patient timeline and PCD Data Recording using a very easy-to-use set of applications on a mobile tablet device. Recording and retrieving real-time data will provide significant efficiencies and a quick and significant ROI, while supporting a greatly-enhanced patient experience.

Southampton is one of three centres commissioned to provide a national diagnostic service for PCD in England and Scotland and clinicians are working with Carbon Labs to deliver the solution within the service and at three further NHS hospital trusts in the UK.

In line with the Government’s paperless initiative, Southampton PCD team is helping lead the way in digitising forms and processes.

Professor Jane Lucas, a consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine at Southampton Children’s Hospital, said: “The Carbon Labs solution will provide accurate, quality information at the point of care, allowing our clinicians to spend more time with patients. The carefully-designed forms support simple and fast user adoption that will also increase efficiencies that we have never been able to previously achieve.”

“We’re delighted to be working with a leading children’s hospital on this project,” added Dominic List, chairman of Comtact Healthcare.

“Our Carbon Labs platform is well suited to the ambitions of the service, offering innovative, simple to use, real-time digitised patient care forms that support the goal of paperless working by 2018.”

Carbon Labs is an affordable, configurable suite of digital applications specifically for the healthcare sector that provides very significant return on investment, typically £300,000 per year per digitised process, increased efficiencies, greater accuracy of data and information, and a much-enhanced patient experience.

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