NHS Lanarkshire to deploy Patientrack across entire board

Alcidion has signed an enterprise agreement with NHS Lanarkshire for a five-year term, enabling the health board to deploy Alcidion’s Patientrack electronic bedside monitoring system across its entire regional health network.

NHS Lanarkshire is the third largest health board in Scotland, serving a population of 655,000 across rural and urban communities. The health board employs approximately 12,000 staff working in communities, health centres, clinics and offices and at three district general hospitals – University Hospital Hairmyres, University Hospital Monklands and University Hospital Wishaw.

Under the agreement, NHS Lanarkshire will deploy Patientrack across all three acute hospitals, as well as into its community hospitals, covering approximately 1,250 beds in total.

NHS Lanarkshire will use Patientrack to electronically record observations, produce charts, automatically calculate patient early warning scores, generate clinical alerts and document a range of clinical assessments. It will also be used in its command centre, the first of its kind in Scotland, generating a real time overview of the status of all patients across all hospitals.

The agreement follows Alcidion’s recent support of University Hospital Monklands’ digital hospital initiative, where the solution was deployed on a trial basis in five wards.

NHS Lanarkshire’s Director of Information and Digital Technology Donald Wilson said “This implementation of Patientrack will expand on what we have learned from the Monklands digital hospital initiative and its links to the command centre we have established at the current site.”

Alcidion UK General Manager Lynette Ousby said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with NHS Lanarkshire, as the second Scottish health board to choose our solution. This agreement represents recognition of the Patientrack benefits that are realised through capturing key clinical data at the bedside, and reporting and acting on it in real time.”

Alcidion Group Managing Director Kate Quirke said, “Across the NHS we continue to see Patientrack being adopted to support digital transformation initiatives, reinforcing its status as a leading solution for bedside monitoring.

“We are delighted to see Patientrack being recognised by NHS Lanarkshire following our initial project at Monklands. The agreement highlights our value as a trusted solution partner, as well as the significant opportunity we have with NHS Scotland to support its digital health strategies in the long term.”