22Jan

Medisec software invests for the future

Medisec Software, specialists in clinical correspondence solutions for the NHS, is recruiting two new developers and relocating to new premises in Tarporley, Cheshire, to meet increased demand from both primary and secondary healthcare clients.

As well as increasing turnover by 45%, the company has also doubled its client roster in the past 12 months, picking up key contracts with leading Foundation Trusts such as City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

William Murinda joins the development team with a Masters degree in Computer Science and experience in hardware technologies, while Matthew Snooks brings extensive experience in engineering, production management and systems development to the role.

Managing director Tom Rothwell said: “We are delighted that William and Matthew have joined the company.  They are both highly skilled and motivated and bring a professional approach to software industry service which further strengthens our existing team.”

Medisec has established itself as a leading force in digital healthcare communications since its launch in 1991.  The company’s software generates clinical correspondence such as discharge notification forms and clinic attendance letters, and communicates them electronically between hospitals, GP surgeries and other health agencies like Social Services.

Managing Director Tom Rothwell comments: “These are exciting times for us. Connecting for Health created a temporary innovation blight within the NHS with many decision makers forced to adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach to technology.

“But now we’re seeing positive action. Trusts are increasingly willing to go it alone investing in tried and tested systems where the benefits have already been proven.” The company attributes much of its recent success to its ability to help secondary healthcare trusts to meet the new demands from Primary Care for shorter turnaround times with clinical correspondence.

Tom explains: “Many PCTs are already penalising Trusts for late delivery of discharge documentation, only agreeing to pay 20 per cent of the due tariff, for example, if a Trust fails to deliver to a GP practice within the new pre-agreed time limits set by the Standard Contract for Acute Services.1

“Given the total lack of data usually available on clinical correspondence, most fines are usually based on guestimates or labour intensive sampling. With our software, PCTs and Trusts can now accurately measure the time between a patient’s discharge and the delivery of the discharge document to GPs and compare and contrast how long it is taking different specialties and consultants to generate and issue clinical correspondence.

“By identifying backlogs and areas where action is needed, a hospital can improve communications with their GP partners and, critically, deliver better patient care – which is ultimately what Medisec Software is all about.”

 

1     The new national service targets set by the Standard NHS Contract for Acute Services, stipulate that all Secondary Healthcare Trusts must, by March 2009, deliver discharge documentation to GPs within 72 hours of a patient leaving hospital. The target turnaround will reduce to 24 hours by April 2011.

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