GS1 UK Approved
CareScan+ (North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust)
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated hospital and community services healthcare provider based in the North East of England serving around 400,000 people in Hartlepool, Stockton and parts of County Durham.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were one of the six original demonstrator sites selected by the DHSC (Department of Health and Social Care) to implement the Scan4Safety programme, which was focused on improving patient safety, enabling clinical productivity and driving supply chain efficiencies.
CareScan+ is a point-of-care (POC) scanning solution designed and developed by the trust to support the Scan4Safety requirements. CareScan+ is used to track and trace products used by staff during the delivery of care to patients. The data collected will facilitate an immediate response to both patients and care providers in the event of a product recall. CareScan+ can also identify unwarranted variation that can cause inefficiency and risk, so that these elements can be targeted and eradicated to enable changes in clinical practise if necessary, and provide organisations with an enhanced level of patient safety.
CareScan+ can provide NHS healthcare organisations with a quick, easy and accurate means of collecting quality data in a consistent manner and facilitates the instant reporting of this data via its reporting suite. CareScan+ is able to assist NHS organisations to shine a light on their data blind spots which can help in making better business intelligent decisions.
The CareScan+ software suite now includes:
- Point-of-care scanning
- Loan kit management
- Stock take
- Asset track and trace
- Product group management
- Resus trolley audit
- Reporting suite; product recall, patient-level information costings (PLICS), High-cost tariff excluded devices (HCTED), wastage, clinical variation etc.
CareScan+ has been designed in conjunction with clinicians and is “built by the NHS, for the NHS”.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have been approved for their product, CareScan+.