The AHSN Network has supported many innovators to help advance our health and care system. Find out more about successful innovations supported by the NHS.
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Self Cleaning Alcohol Gel Door Push Pads & Pull Handles, Kill Germs in SECONDS
Multiple Individuals can pass through a door only SECONDS apart. Surfaceskins Alcohol Gel Door Push Pads & Pull Handles are engineered by infection control experts to KILL germs in SECONDS & protect EVERY door user. Over 5 years of development & validation in NHS Laboratories, hospital & schools to help provide ultimate touch protection with two studies in the JOHI [Journal of Hospital Infection]. For more information please visit www.surfaceskins.comOr email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Covid Oximetry @home and virtual ward
The HIN has been commissioned to support a drive to equip members and partners to offer the Covid Oximetry @home model. This comes as treatment of Covid-19 improves and evidence has shown that earlier detection of (silent) hypoxia at home could help further reduce mortality and morbidity.
Covid Oximetry @home and virtual ward
The Health Innovation Network (HIN) has been commissioned to support a drive to equip members and partners to offer the Covid Oximetry @home model. This comes as treatment of Covid-19 improves and evidence has shown that earlier detection of (silent) hypoxia at home could help further reduce mortality and morbidity.
WorkPAL - digital performance empowerment tool
WorkPAL is our flagship digital performance empowerment platform. We use cloud technology to provide modern and secure tools for HR and OD professionals, NHS managers and executives to provide real-time data and reporting on workforce performance and productivity. We provide timely, consistent data and a robust audit trail about how staff are working to achieve organisational objectives, and who is working within the leadership narrative of values, behaviours, goals.
Hospital Portering Task Management Solution - Myporter
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Hospital's existing task tracking system for its Portering Department had begun to experience failures, and as an older system it no longer received full technical support. Jobs were mostly created by wards and departments and sent to porter pagers. There was no real time visibility on the location of porters, or activity and could start impacting on patient experience. Many wards were finding it impossible to use the system; reverting to manual management which resulted in delays to patient and item movements and its reporting system was difficult to use.
Remote Consultations in Mental Health – Learning from Evaluation
Covid-19 led to a rapid shift from face to face to remote consultations in mental health. What has this meant for service users and staff?
Qiagen/ APIS Assay Technologies partnership
Qiagen, a molecular diagnostics company, and spinoff company APIS Assay Technologies, the AHSN, academia and the NHS have created a long-term partnership that has brought investment and jobs to the Greater Manchester area. Access to new tests and targeted treatments developed through pioneering research will bring fast-tracked real health benefits to local residents, and ultimately people nationally and internationally.
Remote Temperature monitoring with IoT solutions for medicines and vaccines in Health Clinics, Pharmacies and Hospitals
Invisible systems wireless sensors can help healthcare staff to save clinical time in monitoring fridges, improve patient safety, deliver regulatory compliance, and reduce medicines waste, energy costs and carbon emissions.Here are the key benefits Invisible System’s Remote Temperature Monitoring has to offer medical professionals:· No more labour-intensive human checks· Key staff members can dedicate more time to patient care· Proactive alerts prevent loss of life-saving medication, vaccinations, and research· All temperature data and alerts can be easily accessed on your phone
Vanguard Medical Device Remanufacturing
Healthcare is a major contributor to the global climate crisis and waste production. There is significant recognition of this across all avenues of healthcare from commissioners to providers and including suppliers. The good news is that there is appetite to change this negative scenario with many people within the sector actively looking to change for the better.
Red Dot 365 - Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace
Red Dot 365 provides everyday life support to employers and employees, brokering confidential support for four pillars of wellbeing: physical, mental, personal and professional. We provide:1,000s of mental health and wellbeing experts.Decision-making driven by data and insights.Measured mental health and wellbeing solutions for every Individual and organisation.
Oxford AHSN develops the business case for cobas® Liat® influenza test and wins Near Patient Testing award at the UK Diagnostics Summit
The cobas® Liat® System is a fast, easy-to-use, compact PCR system designed for on-demand testing in point-of-care settings such as clinics, pharmacies, and hospital and satellite laboratories. The Oxford AHSN assisted in the first UK based evaluation of the the cobas® Liat® Influenza A/B test, in the Emergency Department (ED) of the Royal Berkshire Hospital, which provides secondary emergency care for most of Berkshire. The test is a PCR based test using either nasopharyngeal or throat swabs and requires minimal sample preparation. The evaluation aimed to see if the test reduced patient length of stay, reduced antibiotic use and increased the use of antivirals. The Oxford AHSN project managed the evaluation and provided active, hands-on support. The Oxford AHSN also enlisted York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) to provide impartial health economics, using the metrics collected during the evaluation and anonymised data. The health economic data was then used to inform the business case for the Trust procuring the tests going forward. Plans to roll out the test in community settings have been put on hold pending a product update to include a Covid-19 test.
Smart with your heart
Smart with your Heart aims to reduce readmissions in heart failure pathways by using digital technology. The aim was to reduce the 'revolving readmission door' for heart failure patients, by working in partnership with secondary and primary care settings and 3 digital providers.