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Acadiant Expands Maternity Direct Throughout Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust—Coverage in the Essex Echo
Maternity Direct App to be Rolled out to Women due to Give Birth in Southend and Basildon
By Poppie Webster, Reporter
A groundbreaking maternity app which allows pregnant woman to instantly message and get advice from midwives, is being rolled out at Southend Hospital.
The app, called Maternity Direct, will provide mums-to-be who are booked to give birth at Basildon, Southend and Mid Essex hospitals with seven-day-a-week access to registered midwifery staff, who they can chat with and receive up-to-date information in the very comfort of their homes.
With the app, those expecting will have access to such vital help even through the Covid-19 pandemic, without the need of an appointment or a telephone call.
This useful tool was launched to help reduce the number of non-urgent appointments, saving women time while protecting appointments for those women who require closer monitoring.
Teams from Basildon Hospital partnered with software developer Acadiant Limited to create the app, which is now being rolled out at Southend and Mid Essex hospitals this week.
Chief nursing officer Diane Sarkar said: "This truly is a fantastic innovation which supports women throughout their pregnancy, not only providing a more streamlined service to them but also improving the delivery of care by staff."
"Hospital and Acadiant staff have worked so hard developing this app, so it is fantastic to see such positive feedback."
Since August more than 5,000 women have used Maternity Direct to ask questions or seek reassurance from midwives at Basildon Hospital, with nearly 80 per cent of women chatting saying they would have used another NHS service if the app wasn’t available.
One mum, who used the app during her pregnancy. said: "I was approached to test the app at an antenatal clinic. I always used Facebook for non-urgent queries and, as midwives are very busy, I didn’t always get an instant reply. This app is much better, really easy to access and the chat feature is a great way to connect quickly with my midwife. I recommend this app to all mums-to-be."
SMART Mortality Analysis Software Awarded Poster Display at the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare
SMART, Acadiant’s comprehensive mortality analysis software, developed with Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded a poster display at the prestigious International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare which had been scheduled to take place in Copenhagen on 28-30 April 2020.
SMART—Structured Mortality Analysis & Review Tool, was designed by Acadiant in partnership with Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust to help hospitals meet requirements for Learning from Deaths and drive quality improvement in patient care.
SMART streamlines and improves the mortality review process, interoperates with the electronic patient record system, and minimises the cognitive burden on doctors, nurses and administrators.
This international recognition comes at a time when even more features and enhancements have been deployed onto SMART, including:
- Instantly generating board quality reports with NHS SHMI (Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator) data and crude mortality statistics;
- Real-time "Key Learnings" dashboards for use in hospital-wide and directorate mortality meetings;
- Email functionality for mortality leads and administrators to securely email links directly from SMART to the responsible reviewer.
Acadiant Featured in SEHTA Catalogue of Companies Offering Innovative COVID-19 Solutions for the NHS
South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) has chosen Acadiant Limited in the Digital Health Tech category among its MedTech SMEs Catalogue of Companies offering solutions for Covid-19 for the NHS.
SEHTA put a call out to its membership of 1,300 SMEs and wider database of 14,000 contacts for offers of help with the current crisis.
Acadiant is grateful to have been among the 100 offers selected with its secure telemedicine chat app, Maternity Direct, that connects a pregnant woman to an NHS midwife and stores their chat in the Trust’s electronic medical record.
SEHTA’s catalogue of the full list of offerings is available here.
Maternity Direct was developed with the midwives in Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information, please contact Maternity@acadiant.com
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