Time-consuming hospital paperwork could become a thing of the past thanks to a Nottingham company providing much-needed hope to healthcare managers looking to drive down Covid-hit waiting lists.
Health software company Trisoft, of Castle Gate, is launching a powerful new tool, AQUA theatreman, which streamlines patient journeys and provides vital information for hospital staff.
The comprehensively designed tool builds on Trisoft’s existing theatreman software, already in use in some hospitals. It allows staff to move away from cumbersome paperwork enabling them to manage both patients and resources much more efficiently – and get more people treated in a day.
With the British Medical Association (BMA) reporting a record high NHS England waiting list of 5.98 million in October, the tool is likely to be welcomed by many hospital trusts trying to get patients seen quicker in 2022 and beyond.
Jane Woolford, who is using theatreman at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Since East Kent University NHS Foundation Trust introduced theatreman, processes have improved greatly, streamlining theatre activities where before paper systems were in place.
“Despite operating in a Covid environment, problem resolution is quick once a problem is allocated to a technician, contact is made and resolution is usually achieved during the call.”
Dominic Claxton, client success manager at Trisoft AQUA theatreman, said: “We are proud to be launching our new AQUA theatreman software in 2022 – the perfect time to help hospitals still badly affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on waiting lists.
“Also, by working just as well on the Internet cloud as it does via a hospital’s own systems, AQUA theatreman is helping the NHS achieve its digital goals – which will in turn help reduce carbon emissions.
“We are passionate about helping to make healthcare in this country the best in the world and we hope that with its smart scheduling capabilities our AQUA theatreman software can play its part in achieving those aims.
“Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the world has seen just how under pressure doctors, nurses, porters, managers and all hospital staff have been, in coping with this dreadful situation. Let’s hope that AQUA theatreman can start to make things a little bit easier in 2022 and into the future.”
The AQUA theatreman system can be used on a mobile, tablet or desktop device and offers hospital staff the ability to digitally process a patient’s journey from ward to theatre. The aim is to help busy hospital surgery departments get patients in and out in a more efficient way, with features such as booking slots, and up-to-the-minute dashboards showing each stage of the surgery process.
The software also gives hospital personnel a range of other information at their fingertips, including waiting lists for different departments, and what equipment will be required for each surgery. It allows them to see which patients are ready to leave which theatres, as well as reviewing activity from previous days and filtering precise information.