UK- based healthcare scale-up, Navenio, has announced that the Royal Cornwall NHS trust has selected its location-based AI platform to support Clinical Imaging Assistants (CIAs) within the radiology portering and service support teams.
This move is part of a programme of efficiency improvements within the diagnostic imaging department.
WHY IT MATTERS
The partnership involves supporting the trust by covering the indoor location-enabling of the Royal Cornwall NHS trust site, with a view of it being integrated with existing staff and patient facing applications.
The trust will adopt Navenio’s AI-powered Intelligent Workforce Solution (IWS) for use by radiology CIAs and operational staff, across its 500-bed site at Truro.
This will increase the efficiency of teams and improve patient experience by linking them with an appropriate staff member based on where they are in the hospital.
Navenio’s location technology will be made available on-site, enabling the trust’s e-transformation team to assess its impact and potential application in other use cases such as patient wayfinding.
THE LARGER CONTEXT
Meanwhile, London North West University NHS trust has deployed a communications platform from Healthcare Communications, to replace a manual approach to appointment management.
Also in recent news, NHSX awarded smart health informatics provider Alcidion a place on the Clinical Communications Procurement Framework, a new procurement system intended to help the NHS reduce pagers by the end of next year.
ON THE RECORD
Tim Weil, CEO of Navenio, said: “Navenio will give us the agility we need to evolve our portering systems”, commented Ian Nicholls, eHealth Transformation Manager at the Trust. “I’m delighted to be working with Navenio to implement its infrastructure-free technology, which will optimise facilities across the Trust and improve the level of care patients receive at this critical time.
It’s great to see our platform helping NHS trusts navigate complex workflows to ensure more agility within patient services. I’m looking forward to working with the Royal Cornwall NHS Trust team to deliver efficiency benefits so they can become a flagship for indoor technology adoption in the NHS.”