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PatientSource’s ophthalmology solution revolutionises care at Ichilov Hospital in Israel, eliminating manual data gathering by clinicians

UK electronic patient record provider PatientSource is helping to free up clinician time and improve patient health outcomes at the largest hospital in Israel after creating a solution that automatically collects and visualizes patient data and places it in one easily-accessible platform.

Ichilov Hospital’s solution was developed using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Digital Innovation Program. Ichilov implemented AWS’s unique customer-centric approach to innovation, rapidly bringing the solution to life using AWS’s “Working Backwards” mechanism and agile cloud services. PatientSource was selected by AWS from its extensive development partner ecosystem to build the solution.

Since PatientSource was implemented at Ichilov Hospital’s Ophthalmology department at the beginning of April 2022 it has reduced the amount of time clinicians spend accessing patient data from six minutes to six seconds per appointment. Clinicians are now able to make better treatment decisions in a shorter time leading to better patient health outcomes and better time management on the part of the clinicians.

The solution integrates seamlessly with the hospital’s wider IT systems and extracts data to create a customisable dashboard for each patient, allowing clinicians to quickly spot trends in their medical history.gh

The dashboard can be modified to suit the requirements of the clinician by adding additional modules aligned to their specialty.

Before the solution was implemented at Ichilov, clinicians were spending 90% of each patient appointment accessing information either by searching paper records or navigating slow IT systems.

Anat Loewenstein, Director of Ophthalmology at Ichilov Hospital, said: “The incredible impact PatientSource has had on services in such a short amount of time is priceless. Thanks to PatientSource doctors can make informed decisions in real time, significantly improving patient experience at the hospital and reducing the risk of human error – which is inevitable when data is being handled manually.

“PatientSource has transformed care at Ichilov and we are looking forward to continuing working with them and establishing the solution across additional services at the hospital.”

PatientSource is a cloud based Electronic Patient Record (EPR) solution which integrates with hospital IT systems, allowing hospitals to move paper medical records into a digital hub, drastically reducing human error and improving patient care. Its solution is used internationally and, in within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), including James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Michael Brooks, Chief Medical Officer at PatientSource, said: “One of our key values at Patient Source is designing flexible platforms that can be tailored to the needs of clinicians. The work we have carried out with AWS and Ichilov Hospital has shown the transformative impact streamlining IT processes to the cloud can have for patients and doctors.

“This is just the beginning for Ichilov Hospital and we have laid the groundwork to overhaul the way patient data is accessed and analysed across services, which is freeing up a significant amount of clinician time to focus on the way care is delivered.”

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