Ultramed starts 2019 with an exciting announcement. Following a 4-year development and testing period, the company are delighted to confirm that the first full implementation of their flagship product, MyPreOp, is taking place at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in January.
From an outline concept back in 2014, Ultramed have developed, tested and launched their range of pre-operative assessment tools which remove the need for lengthy face to face assessment appointments prior to operations or procedures. The team have worked closely with each of the trial sites to fine tune the products, ensure they are fit for purpose and provide the information required for clinical decision making.
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Chertsey, Surrey was one of the early adopters in the trial phase of MyPreOp. The pre-operative assessment department started testing MyPreOp in January 2018 and quickly saw their daily usage climb to be one of the highest and most consistent take up by patients of the 8 trial sites around the UK.
Ashford and St Peters provide a ‘one-stop’ appointment system for patients. As soon as they have been given the decision to treat by the Consultant, patients are directed to the Pre-Op department where they are weighed and measured and have their blood pressure taken. Patients are then given the option of completing MyPreOp in the unit, or later on remotely.
As a result of these extensive trials, Ashford and St Peters have decided to proceed to full implementation of MyPreOp with an option to include MyPreOpLA in the near future. Ultramed has worked closely with the team at Ashford and St Peters to ensure the products provide the information and detail required by the staff to make sound clinical assessments.
Clinical Service Manager for Theatres, Critical Care, Resus and POAC, Den Hallett said: ” We are very excited about introducing MyPreOp into the Trust and are really looking forward to working with the team and getting the most out of MPO to improve our patient and nursing experience. There are lots of opportunities with using MPO and we look forward to developing these to get the best from the patient pathway”
2019 looks like it will be a very exiting year from Ultramed. Alongside the full implementation at Ashford and St Peters, the team is preparing to sign agreements with a number of other NHS and private hospitals in the UK, alongside responding to a high level of interest from overseas.