Referapatient is a database application designed by Bloomsbury Health to help doctors simplify urgent patient referrals. To date, it is used in more than 80 NHS hospitals.
The referapatient platform enables referrals and responses to specialists to be securely documented via a single platform ensuring clear communication between doctors that avoids quickly scribbled notes, according to Bloomsbury.
Sam Bedford, client advisor, said: “Doctors need up-to-date information from relevant professionals, no matter where in the country they are.
“That even means on occasions from ambulances on route to A&E departments, so the infrastructure housing our application needs to not only be highly secure but available at any time.”
The application was initially set up and trialled with Amazon Web Services, however, “Exponential interest and support from innovative NHS organisations spurred drive and ambition towards superior UK-based infrastructure provision,” explained Bedford.
Bloomsbury Health said it has partnered with UK SME cloud hosting provider Memset, to provide the cloud infrastructure for referapatient having demonstrated a shared vision of an advanced NHS that uses superior technology to deliver critical resources in emergency care.
Patients’ whose medical records and patient flow have been entered and tracked through the referapatient application are receiving specialist advice much quicker than the traditional paper-based referral model, according to Bloomsbury Health.
Bedford said: “The potential to improve patient care so significantly is what we set out to achieve, and partnering with Memset was pivotal in providing the crucial balance between security and accessibility to make referapatient a successful endeavour in the hands of healthcare professionals with limited resources.”