Syncrophi presents at HSE Digital Academy Forum 4th Sept 2019

Syncrophi’s CEO, David Toohey, was delighted to be invited to speak at the inaugural Digital Academy Forum in Dr Steeven’s Hospital.

He joined a group of speakers which included Paul Reid Director General HSE, Prof. Martin Curley Director Digital Academy and Dr Colm Henry Chief Clinical Officer and Dr Michael Harty TD Chairman of the Oireachtas Health Committee among others. The forum highlighted the HSE’s commitment to embracing the power of eHealth to improve operational efficiency, better serve the patient and enhance the work environment of the HSE staff at the frontline. Syncrophi’s KEWS300 system was showcased as an exemplar in this regard. Prof. Curley also announced the launch of a Masters in Digital Health Transormation. There is a real determination to turn eHealth promise into eHealth practice.

EU Review of Horizon2020 project (DigiNewB)

Syncrophi Systems had all of its project deliverables reviewed during a two-day technical review by a panel of EU-appointed experts. This included reviewing the system during live monitoring of pre-term neonates in a Neonate ICU in University Hospital Rennes, France. The panel unanimously approved all of our work, and that of the entire consortium.

Syncrophi certified to new MDR-compliant QMS standard

Syncrophi Systems has now achieved certification to the EN ISO13485: 2016 Quality Management System standard. This enables the company to meet the mandatory requirements of the EU’s Medical Device Regulation (Regulation 2017/745) which comes into force in May 2020. The MDR is a significant advance on the Medical Device Directive in terms of its level of detail and in particular it has been seen to raise the bar for so-called ‘Software as a Medical Device’.

Health Innovation Hub Ireland present study report to Dept. of Health and Health Service Executive

..response awaited

HIHI conducted a 9-week evaluation on Syncrophi’s KEWS300 system in a busy public hospital. The results were extremely compelling: error-rates on vital-sign charting and early-warning-scores dropped from 49% to 0% and an anonymous staff survey at the end of the trial asked for three questions to be rated on a 5-point scale (1 = much worse, 3 = no-change, 5 = much better):

“How did the system affect patient care?” average score 4.86
“How did the system impact your productivity?” average score 4.71
“How do you rate the system’s ease-of-use?” average score 4.57

 

Irish Medtech Excellence Awards 2018

Syncrophi Systems was a finalist in the eHealth Innovation of the Year category at the Irish MedTech Association’s annual awards ceremony.

Syncrophi is a double award-winner at IMSTA Medtech Awards event

Syncrophi was crowned winner of two of the eight medtech awards at the IMSTA Awards event in Dublin on Sept 27th. We won the eHealth/Digital Health Award and also the Most Cost Effective Product Award. Other award winners included J + J, Medtronic and Becton-Dickinson.

Paediatrics Unit embraces KEWS300

A busy paediatrics unit was the latest to benefit from adopting KEWS300. They used the systems Paediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) capability which incorporates 10 observation elements for every patient encounter and which has five distinct age-dependent charts.

KEWS300 shortlisted for the 2018 HSJ Patient Safety Awards

The ability of KEWS300 to dramatically enhance patient safety in hospital-ward settings has been recognised by the convenors of the 2018 Patient Safety Congress in the UK. Syncrophi is proud to be shortlisted as a finalist in this important category.

KEWS300 demonstrates its prowess in an Acute Medical Admission Unit

In what was described as the busiest Winter rush ever seen by the hospital KEWS300 was effortlessly adopted by the staff of St Luke’s AMAU as they switched to paperless observation recording, charting and review. The system was configured to accommodate a number of different workflows, all of which supported the NEWS recording and escalation protocols. This included accommodating the special requirements of isolation wards.

KEWS300 selected for site-wide deployment by Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, Scotland

Following a markedly successful pilot during the year the KEWS300 system was selected as a site-wide solution in NHS Scotland’s Golden Jubilee National Hospital. The system was seamlessly integrated with a variety of other standard elements of the NHSS eHealth Architecture and was also electronically interfaced with the equipment in use on the ward. The pilot demonstrated its ability to optimally support some of the hospital’s key goals, such as the dramatic reduction of errors associated with the complex National Early Warning Score (NEWS) system, the enhancement of compliance with escalation protocols and the provision of valuable workflow support for nurses, ward managers and doctors.