Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has now gone live with TPP’s new clinician app.
Brigid is the mobile counterpart to SystmOne, and it has been rolled out to a handful of mental health wards within the trust. Clinical staff have already seen considerably benefits – including reducing ward round times to an average of 45 minutes, saving approximately six hours of clinical time every day.
The app removes many paper-based processes which can be time-consuming and liable to human error. It also eliminates the need for patients to repeat themselves.
Information that staff submit into the app is automatically added to a patient’s electronic health record (EHR), ensuring that all staff are able to access essential data to support patients effectively through their care journey.
Pierce Devine, mental health support worker at the trust, said: “We would normally write the data onto a paper NEWS2 chart but now being able to input data into an iPad for it to be automatically uploaded to the patient record is so much more efficient.”
The app delivers complete patient record access; a variety of tools to support staff and their patients; observations functionality; customisable patient lists and more. Using the SystmOne logon, staff at Central and North West London can access Brigid over WiFi or mobile networks and it fully supports offline working.
Additionally, communication is improved thanks to the app’s ability to align with TPP’s patient app, Airmid, and this positioning means patients are encouraged and supported to self-manage parts of their own care.
Ben Lawman, design and analysis lead at TPP, added: “We are pleased that Brigid is already supporting staff by making their day-to-day tasks easier.
“The app makes it simple to track a patient’s health and care and removes many of the paper-based steps that are often time consuming for clinicians. TPP is proud to make these real differences to the experience of staff and patients and will continue to develop innovative solutions to support their needs.”
The app comes just months after two mental health wards within the trust implemented a new electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) system from TPP.