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On May 2, 2012

London, UK, 2nd May, 2012 (Stand 31 HC2012) – IMS MAXIMS has chosen HC2012 to unveil a new version of its successful Emergency Department (ED) system and to announce details of developments which could revolutionise electronic care records.

The new ED module includes graphical screens, which allow the real-time tracking of all patients in an Emergency Department – locally, regionally or even nationally. It provides everything that healthcare providers need to ensure patients follow the best possible pathway and to help avoid waiting times breaches.

With MAXIMS ED, the status, needs and location of patients can be continually monitored at every stage of their journey. Staff workloads are allocated in the most effective ways and a full electronic record is kept of each intervention and its outcome. Once treatment is completed a discharge summary is automatically generated electronically and sent on to the GP.

Shane Tickell, IMS MAXIMS CEO, said: “HC2012 has provided us with a platform to make these two important announcements. The new version of MAXIMS ED provides hospitals with an extremely powerful and flexible tool for running their Emergency Departments. It allows them to provide the best possible service for patients, making sure that they get the treatment they need when it’s needed.”

Staff are kept up to date with all the relevant patient information about the urgency of the case, the length of wait and any risk factors. They can access the results of tests and keep a full record of each patient’s future care plans. More significantly, MAXIMS ED allows the activities of Emergency Departments to be monitored at a regional and national level making it possible for hospitals to share information on how to deliver the quickest pathways and best outcomes.

As part of its strategy to develop new products, that deliver electronic healthcare faster, better and most cost-effectively, IMS MAXIMS will be revealing its latest project, provisionally known as da Vinci. This potentially will free hospitals from the need to invest large amounts of money in electronic records systems, as records would be held remotely. With the data belonging to the patient these would be accessed using mobile devices such as smartphones or tablet computers. The company has already demonstrated the effectiveness of this approach with the MAXIMS Bedside app.

Tickell said: “Our aim is to remove the complexity and expense of electronic record systems by enabling up-to-date clinical and administrative data to be accessed remotely through mobile devices installed with our apps. This supports the trend towards patients having control of their own data and frees the NHS from the responsibility of data storage and upkeep. Plus costs are reduced as payment is only made for data that is used.”

The use of apps will also encourage patients to become more involved and interested in their own health by enabling them to carry out simple health checks, provide data to clinicians and give consent to healthcare providers and clinicians to access their files.

Tickell added: “This project is a genuine leap forward in healthcare. It will allow clinicians to have advanced and flexible software for accessing and updating patient records. At the same time patients will be able to choose from a range of easy-to-use apps, which will support better health and wellbeing.

HC2012 takes place on 2-3 May, Business Design Centre in Islington, London.

IMS MAXIMS will be at stand 31 and delegates are invited to come along to find out more about the ED system, da Vinci and the company’s current range of clinical healthcare information solutions.

Media contact:
Susan Venables, Highland Marketing
Phone: +44 (0) 1877 339922
Mobile: +44 (0) 07971 166936
susanv@highland-marketing.com

About IMS MAXIMS
IMS MAXIMS is an electronic patient record provider working towards better, safer patient care. Specialists in developing clinical and administrative software solutions, IMS MAXIMS currently supports more than 150 organisations, 1.9 million patient records in Ireland and 8 million patient records in the UK, as well as 10,000 users of IMS MAXIMS products.

MAXIMS is at the heart of the clinical and administrative life of everything from large UK and Irish hospitals, to small specialist independent clinics. It gives patient data to clinicians in exactly the format they need, and allows it to be shared with colleagues and updated in real-time. MAXIMS suits any clinical specialism and is excellent for order communications and reporting. Medical and administrative records can be kept fully up to date, with the minimum of effort. MAXIMS is web-based so there is no need to install software on computers or invest in expensive extra hardware.

For further information: imsmaxims.com, emailenquiries@imsmaxims.com or call UK +44 1908 588 800, Ireland +353 (0) 1 284 0555

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