Hospitals and NHS trusts across the country are currently trialing a new smartphone app which promises to improve the quality of patient care by reducing the amount of time nursing professionals spend on admin tasks.
Perfect Ward http://www.perfectward.com offers a high-tech alternative to traditional hand-written ward assessments, allowing hospital workers to record their audit findings directly into a smartphone or tablet. Once the audit is complete and results captured, the app’s automated reporting function gives teams crystal clear transparency on what is working well and the areas that need improvement.
The Perfect Ward app is simple to use and captures information in a structured way that is easy to analyse. It also allows users to add their own photos and comments. As all information is stored on the app, there is no longer any need to carry out written audits, which is the biggest time-saving feature.
With starting costs for using the app from £1 per day, the Perfect Ward developers estimate that Perfect Ward will be able to save an average team on a hospital ward up to eight hours work a week.