Following Ortivus’ announcement that they have been selected by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) as the preferred bidder to deliver electronic patient care record (“ePCR”) system in January 2020, final functional and implementation detailed have been finalized and the contract is now signed.
The contract is a full managed service agreement that includes delivery of ePCR software, hardware, hosting and 24/7 support. The total value of the five-year period is £4.5M with an option to extend by up to two years.
“South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust have been using MobiMed for the past six years. We are pleased to continue working with Ortivus for the coming years and continue to develop the electronic patient care record system. With new hardware and additional functionality in the MobiMed application we will continue towards safer and better patient experience, a better work environment and a reduction in unnecessary hospital transfers.” Says Charles Porter, SCAS Director of Finance.
The deployment of new hardware to over 350 ambulances is scheduled to commence in summer 2020 for completion by beginning of 2021. Ortivus will continue to deliver the current services until the new solution is commissioned. The MobiMed ePCR software will continue to be upgraded with new functionality on a regular basis and will be further integrated with more of the administrative software used in the area.
South Central Ambulance Service Foundation Trust are collecting and analysing the data collected from the ePCR and the results have already changed how resources are allocated. Sharing some of the results of this analysis with police, local council and other bodies will continue to further strengthen pre-hospital care by saving time and increasing patient safety.
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SCAS has responsibility for the provision of ambulance services which is handled from 102 sites. The Trust covers the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, and Oxfordshire, as well as providing non-emergency patient transport in Surrey and Sussex.
The Trust serves a total population of over 7 million and in the last 12 months SCAS attended over 483,000 incidents for 999, took over 1.2 million calls to NHS 111 and undertook over 1 million non-emergency patient transport journeys.
SCAS employ nearly 3800 mainly clinical and operational staff (including Paramedics, Emergency Care Practitioners, Advanced Technicians, Ambulance Care Assistants and Nurse Practitioners) plus Clinicians and around 1,000 community and co-responder volunteers.
Ortivus is a Swedish MedTech company that has provided digital solutions for prehospital and primary care since 1985. Ortivus’ software MobiMed Journal (ePCR) is used by more than
10,000 ambulance caregivers in over 2,000 emergency vehicles, mainly in the UK and Sweden.
MobiMed is built in modules where MobiMed Monitoring (Vital Sign Monitoring) offers real-time monitoring of patients’ vital values. MobiMed Journal is an electronic patient record (ePR) with decision support system and triage.
MobiMed is integrated with several different monitoring devices and administrative systems, which allows patient data to be transmitted seamlessly. This makes it easier for healthcare professionals to provide the right treatment, saves time when handing over a patient from emergency vehicle to hospital and accumulate big data that analysts can use to update clinical guidelines.
The MobiMed platform is based on clinical knowledge in cardiology. It is continuously developed in close collaboration with users.