South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has started using a new digital noting solution, Miya Noting, saving time for its healthcare professionals.
The deployment of Miya Noting is part of the trust’s electronic patient record (EPR) programme, which is responding to urgent priorities faced by clinical teams through the Alcidion modular EPR, Miya Precision.
Healthcare professionals at the trust have been impressed by the time saved already. One junior doctor said they had already saved an hour, while another clinician saved 30 minutes preparing for a ward round and 30 minutes on the ward round itself, due to the removal of paper-based processes.
Staff required just 15 minutes of training on the new system, which replaces manually intensive paper documents with digital forms easily accessible online. Busy teams no longer need to search for forms, and digital alternatives only display relevant questions. Standardised data collection, enhanced auditability, reduced risk of errors and legibility issues, and a more sustainable means of collecting data are amongst the benefits being realised.
Initial deployment took place on the older person’s medicine ward at The James Cook University Hospital – a regional major trauma centre and tertiary hospital in Middlesbrough. On the first day of use, 141 forms were completed digitally, with zero forms remaining on paper.
Following positive reception, further testing will now take place in trauma orthopaedics, to ensure the system is configured to meet both medical and surgical needs, before a trust-wide rollout.
Lindsay Garcia, Interim Deputy Chief Nurse and Chief Nursing Information Officer for South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is a day to be remembered on our digital journey. The positive feedback has already been overwhelming, with staff excited about the potential of systems that talk to each other, and that make their lives easier as they work hard to deliver exceptional care for patients. Staff have told us this is so easy. This is about delivering technology that supports nurses and doctors to get it right for their patients.”