The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is to further enhance its reputation as a world leader in heart care by rolling out a new system it developed to provide better information on patients’ conditions.
Heart and lung patients will benefit from a new clinical information system called the Cardiac, Cardiology and Thoracic Health Information System (CaTHI). A web based application, CaTHI captures data throughout the patients’ journey – from diagnostic assessments and surgical procedures to discharges and follow-ups.
Alistair Flowerdew, medical director of the Clydebank based hospital, said: “By using this system, we can view a patient’s full medical history instantly at the touch of a button. This is invaluable when making decisions about optimal care. CaTHI has made it possible to provide an even better level of service to our patients, which is something we take very seriously at the Golden Jubilee.”
By providing clinicians with easy access to all of the relevant patient information, as well as producing reports, patient letters and operation notes, CaTHI streamlines administration within the hospital. This means a smoother and safer transition for patients as they move through the stages of their treatment.
The application tracks each patient’s target treatment dates, helping the Golden Jubilee to improve on service delivery and timely treatments. This also makes it easier to monitor the hospital’s clinical performance and waiting times.
William Edwards, head of eHealth at the Golden Jubilee, added: “When using CaTHI, clinicians will be prompted to input important patient data at logical points along the patient’s journey. It’s a single point system which means they can retrieve accurate and up to date information relating to their patients in one easy to access location.”
The Golden Jubilee commissioned Amor Group to develop the CaTHI system. It is the latest advancement in the treatment of cardiac, cardiology and thoracic patients to come from the Dalmuir hospital, which serves as the West of Scotland’s regional heart and lung centre.