Technical Bulletin_ June 2020
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Oxehealth deploy Vital Signs Trends and additional new features to help NHS meet the challenges of COVID-19

Here at Oxehealth, we have delivered a series of system wide updates during the 10 weeks since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, ensuring that our partners in the healthcare sector receive an optimal service with enhanced features that support them in meeting the particular challenges presented by the current situation:

  • Breaking all records, we have added an additional feature to our Vital Signs medical device in just 8 weeks. Vital Signs Trends enables clinicians to quickly and clearly decide if a patient's breathing rate and pulse rate has been on a trajectory which may require more detailed observations or other care intervention. Given that many of our clinicians have patients who are directly affected by COVID-19, this feature has been seen as meeting a clear unmet clinical need in understanding deterioration and recovery better.

  • We have added a new COVID-19 tagging application. This allows ward staff to associate a digital COVID-19 Room Tag within the system, so that all ward staff are aware and able to act in accordance with isolation protocols, limiting contact exposure where appropriate.

  • Due to Covid-19 our ability to visit customer sites has been diminished, at a time when our partners need us the most. The Oxehealth team rapidly developed a new system wide update for our UK mental health users which enabled Oxehealth to send messages to end users which are available across shifts directly though the Digital Care Assistant’s user interface, making sure measures don’t get lost between shifts. This increased our ability to communicate quickly with all clinical teams on the ground and support them during a hugely challenging period.

At Team Oxehealth, we are committed to working closely with our partners during this period to ensure we do all we can to support the continuity of their service, the quality of their care and the safety of their patients and staff.