Hicom exhibited at Diabetes Professional Care - 15th- 16th November 2017 – Stand G12.
Hicom, software and consultancy solutions provider and a Gold Sponsor of Diabetes Professional Care (DPC), announced its second year exhibiting at the event. Hicom showcased its web-based diabetes patient management solutions on stand G12 and demonstrated how its systems are successfully allowing medical professionals to accurately capture, record and report on a wide range of patient data; giving them access to real-time information and the ability to satisfy a number of Information Governance requirements and regulations.
DPC welcomed healthcare professionals (HCPs) dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes to focus on the educational aspect of the condition. At this year’s event, Hicom discussed with delegates the challenges which this sector is facing, in terms of managing diabetes patients and what some of the industry’s main focuses over the next twelve months may be, as they work towards increasing operational efficiency and further enhancing patient care.
Hicom believes that more integrated care systems within the NHS are vital in order to move away from the departmental silo approach that currently exists in many trusts and organisations. Technology which helps to remove silos within healthcare are and will continue to be vital. Whilst separate deployments of technology solve individual problems, joining systems together generates far greater value. Crucially, the integration of automated systems saves HCPs from having to re-enter and therefore duplicate information between departments and removes paper based patient records - helping employees work towards the Five Year Forward View’s promise of paperless care by 2020.
Whether it’s through Hicom’s information management systems like Diamond and Twinkle, mobile tools like the Community Module App, or via social media, it is evident that digital technology is helping to transform the way healthcare services work. Redesigning services and optimising the use of technology in line with contemporary needs and communications will also aid the industry’s vision of striving for better patient outcomes.
Jon Elburn, Product Manager for Clinical Information Systems at Hicom commented: “Technology is taking a more prominent role in the joining together of departmental systems for hospitals which will contribute much greater value than the sum of its parts. Through interfacing applications and letting the data flow freely between them and the relevant departments, higher efficiencies can be achieved to allow healthcare professionals to focus more of their time on their patients.
“To the NHS, success with digital transformation will rest on organisations utilising the power of digital tools and incorporating a ‘digital first’ culture, whereby they are no longer reliant on using paper notes and spreadsheets. The most successful organisations will be those that are able to show clinical leadership and determination to drive change. Such instances can present compelling business cases around the impact digital technology is already having within the industry.”
Supporting Hicom at DPC was its customer Dr Nicholas Morrish, Consultant Diabetologist/Deputy Responsible Officer/CCIO at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, who discussed the trust’s experience of using Hicom’s Diamond diabetes database for twenty years and showcased the ways in which information access can support and drive improvement in diabetes care.”