Patient care at the touch of a button

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As the smartphone revolution continues to gain momentum, Ramsay Health Care has moved to ensure it isn’t left behind.

Ramsay, Australia’s largest hospital operator, has launched a new application to provide clinicians with real-time patient information.

Dubbed MyPatient+, the application allows doctors to track the location of their patients as well as their demographic information. Theatre schedules and admission details can also be accessed.

Having information available at the touch of a button will allow clinicians to focus more of their time and effort on caring for patients, according to Ramsay Health Care Australia chief executive Danny Sims.

Mr Sims added that it will significantly enhance the experience patients have in Ramsay’s hospitals.

The hospital operator’s chief information officer, John Sutherland, also gave a glowing appraisal of the application.

“This first version of MyPatient+ app addresses a number of common, yet long standing requests from doctors working in all Australian hospitals, making patient information available at their fingertips,” Mr Sutherland said.

“More importantly, it also lays the foundation for the organisation to build a feature-rich digital mobile platform.

“We envisage the Business Steering Group…will guide future enhancements and evolution of this doctor-centric mobile app, ensuring it is hyper-relevant to our doctors.”

The application is currently in pilot phase across six hospitals. It is expected to be available to doctors at all of Ramsay’s 69 facilities next month.

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