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Harnessing smart phones to improve surgical care

Smart phone technology is being implemented by UK hospitals for preoperative assessment, as well as remotely monitoring patients’ wounds. The Clinical Services Journal spoke to Chris Taylor, a director at Isla, to find out how the technology could help improve perioperative care.

Smart phone technology could be used to improve perioperative care, reduce system pressure, and minimise on-the-day theatre cancellations. From improvements in pre-operative assessment, through to surgical site surveillance, there is a growing body of evidence to highlight the value of harnessing smart phone technology, whether it is capturing patient data prior to surgery, aiding the triage process, or monitoring wound healing and identifying surgical site infections. 

BD and Isla have joined forces on the development of a smart phone platform, which can be used to capture important data, including photos, videos and patient forms, which can be used for triage, remote monitoring, and assessment of how patients’ conditions are changing over time 

“The first pilot site for Isla’s technology was secured in 2020 and we have quickly grown – rolling out the technology out across many NHS Trusts. We are having conversations with primary and social care, but the greatest interest so far has been within the secondary care sector,” Chris Taylor commented.

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