East London Trust shares success of medical tracking technology from Idox Health
- Published: 28 February 2018
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) has reported significant benefits following the rollout of Idox Health’s iFIT solution, with IMT Programme Director Andrew Raynes confirming a 700% increase in productivity in the filing of records.
Being able to track, locate and retrieve medical records quickly and efficiently is essential for all NHS Trusts but in the case of BHRUT, implementing a more effective health records management system was integral to its improvement plan following a special measures recommendation resulting from a CQC inspection in 2013.
As a proven logistics management platform, iFIT has delivered significant benefits to the Trust, its staff and, most importantly, its patients since implementation in 2015. With the help of handheld devices, the solution allows the Trust to detect and record the precise location of tagged items moving around its multiple hospital sites and main records library. Resulting outcomes have included an efficient record management process which has provided an improvement to patient safety and experience, as well as a strong return on investment.
As Andrew Raynes notes: “For just under a £1 million investment, we’ve seen a return of £2.4 million over three years with 84% of that business case achieved within five or six months of deployment – it’s really effective and the return has been rapid”.
To find out more about BHRUT’s turnaround story, its use of iFIT and the results achieved: