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Four ways MediViewer is changing the future of healthcare

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MediViewer is already home to over 1 billion medical images. This speaks for itself when we say that our best-in-class technology is revolutionising how the NHS works.

Times are changing for the traditionally reactive institution which has been reliant on paper records for decades. With digital, a paperless and proactive future is in sight for Trusts around the UK that are ready to unlock the potential of EDMS.

But don’t just take our word for it, keep reading to find out exactly how MediViewer is transforming healthcare…

1. Speed and ease of access through document digitisation

Physical patient records are currently holding the NHS back. Too much time is spent looking for, requesting, and retrieving the right medical information. Not to mention, huge amounts of documents are being lost to damage, such as dampness or flooding.

Not only does this put a strain on operational efficiency and delay much-needed medical care, but storage libraries are resource intensive and costly to manage and maintain. Documents are also expensive to transport when needed

That’s why speed to access is key. With MediViewer, we help Trusts digitise paper records so they have quick and easy access to information anywhere, anytime. It simplifies document retrieval by giving clinicians one place for all of their patient history — which can be accessed from any device, within a few clicks.

Trusts can benefit from the efficient and streamlined control of ever-growing records with ease, whilst being assured that patient data is securely stored in the cloud for instant access.

2. Environmental impact and cost-saving from going paperless

Paper medical records act as the heartbeat in many NHS Trusts, needing to be transported from offsite storage facilities to on-site medical records libraries to the point of care and back again. This daily strain can cost an NHS Trust millions of pounds per year, not to mention the environmental impact of creating and moving tons of paper.

However, physical records are no longer sustainable for an industry suffering from budget squeezes and immense pressure to work more efficiently. From expensive third-party and on-site storage libraries to logistics and delivery expenses, the NHS simply cannot afford the expenditure.

At the same time, climate change is a hot topic for the healthcare industry — with its increasing carbon footprint. For example, we've seen scenarios where medical records vans are travelling 2,000km per week managing the logistics of paper patient records. The effect this is having on the environment is unsustainable.

Removing the burden of paper on the NHS is critical to reducing costs and achieving the NHS Carbon Net Zero plan for 2040, hence why we’re so passionate about using our transformative EDMS solution to drive a paperless NHS for the future.

3. Management and sharing of patient data

Right now, paper records are only available in one place at any given time. This means information sharing across departments and other care providers is difficult and subject access requests are challenging to process. Not to mention the fact that physical records hinder the use of other technology to examine and analyse patient data.

All of this makes the NHS so reactive, rather than proactive. The ability to share information across regions and being able to interoperate with other systems is critical to the future of healthcare.

MediViewer can seamlessly integrate with many other clinical systems to produce a single connected patient record that can be accessed at the point of care by authorised users.

4. Transforming the clinician : patient experience

At times the patient’s experience can be a frustrating one. 

Patients are often asked to recount their own medical history many times over during an episode of care while clinicians face the challenges of accessibility and searchability. It is often quicker to ask the patient rather than find a single sentence on a single page within a medical record spanning 250 pieces of paper.

This can lead to clinicians working from potentially incorrect or subjective information and can make both the clinician's and patient's experience worse, particularly with chronic or complex conditions.

MediViewer Is designed to revolutionise the clinician : patient experience by making all  patient history available, searchable and accessible within seconds, no matter where in the record they are. This allows clinicians more time to focus on the patient, rather than the paper.

If you’re ready to join over 80,000 NHS clinicians in changing the future of healthcare and want to see the potential of our technology for yourself, book a tailored demonstration of MediViewer now.

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