Guy’s and St Thomas’ have unveiled a smartphone app which offers easy access to clinical guidelines to staff on their smartphones.
The “Clinical Iris” app was developed by Dr Chris Floyd, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Clinical Research Fellow and Co-Founder of app development company Cranworth Medical. Dr Floyd has previously created the Patient Safety Manual for the Trust, which contains more than 50 safety and clinical guidelines and calculates clinical scores, and has been downloaded more than 12,500 times worldwide.
Through entering their Trust email into the app on their smartphone, clinicians can gain quick and easy access to clinical guidelines. It will also contain the trust telephone book and bleep numbers for staff.
It is thought that the app could save around £1,000 per user a year as a result of time savings, and that it should further improve compliance with trust guidelines.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Head of Technology Heather O’Brien said: “The way that technology has moved on, nearly every single doctor is walking around with a smartphone and they want to use it for what they do. We feel like it’s got to have a life of its own, it’s got to be used”.
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