- Web-based clinical application provides paediatric diabetes wards with auditable data and remote patient record access -
University Hospital of Wales has chosen Twinkle.NET, the web-based paediatric Diabetes care management solution, from healthcare IT solutions and services specialist, Hicom. Using Twinkle.NET, University Hospital of Wales is able to provide an efficient data management and communication tool for the effective care and treatment of children with Diabetes.
Twinkle.NET is a Microsoft.NET based application that includes a comprehensive Diabetes related electronic health record tailored to the needs of paediatric specialists as well as administrative and audit tools. The diabetes team at University Hospital of Wales, which provides care for 220 paediatric patients aged from birth to 17 years old annually, uses Twinkle.NET to provide accurate and timely data reports on patient care.
Dr Justin Warner, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and Clinical Lead for the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit, University Hospital of Wales comments, “Since moving to Twinkle.NET, our whole process has become far more efficient in terms of the speed that we can extract data. We had an existing solution however it didn’t have the same functionality as Twinkle.NET – one of our priorities was to be able to extract and submit data for the National Diabetes Audit which previously would have been onerous and time consuming.
“The Twinkle.NET system allows us to hold all our patient information in one place so that it can be used as required both quickly and effectively. We wanted a platform for monitoring performance, to enable senior members to have more visibility about how we are performing on a day-to-day basis and it has certainly eased that process.”
Warner adds, “Hicom’s Twinkle.NET provides us with the tools we require to maintain an up-to-date patient service that aligns with the introduction of a paperless NHS – we are now able to produce clinical letters for GPs and other healthcare professionals more easily, which in turn improves the patient experience.”
He concludes, “Ultimately, any technology investment should support the provision of excellent patient care. Twinkle.NET is helping us achieve this, both by improving clinical efficiency and by improving the way in which all clinicians involved in providing this care have access to the right data, at the right time, in the right place.”