Digital Spark Ltd are celebrating the procurement of one of it’s solutions by a leading NHS foundation trust, as a result of NHS England’s £100 million Nursing Technology Fund.
As part of the official announcement on successful applications to the scheme, the company received confirmation that Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust’s bid to procure the company’s CaptureStroke data collection software solution via the fund had been successful.
The Wiltshire based trust, which recently announced a five-year strategy including a significant commitment to better partnership working for the benefit of patients, will see the stroke care pathway data collection solution implemented at their Salisbury District Hospital site.
Toby Black, Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at the trust, said: “This will help in our approach to move towards a paperless ward, which will provide better integration of real time information collection and will undoubtedly support clinical care.“
The successful bid, one of only a third of those submitted that succeeded, accurately reflects the aims of the fund in that the solution will significantly reduce the bureaucracy faced by nurses and supports the delivery safer, more integrated care. CaptureStroke is known to offer nurses significant benefits in relation to data collection quality and improved departmental efficiency. For trusts looking to develop a paperless pathway, implementing solutions like CaptureStroke are often the first step.
Digital Spark’s Strategy Director Michael J Bell, said: “We’re delighted to welcome another site to the CaptureStroke family, and we look forward to working with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. We are particularly pleased that their successful application highlights CaptureStroke’s suitability for the Nursing Technology Fund”.
Work will now commence to ensure that the project’s implementation goes ahead within the swift timeframes set by fund’s guidelines.