How can Triscribe save you time?
We want to save every user an hour every week, tell us how we can use hospital medicines data to get there
3 million people work in health and social care (H&SC) in the UK alone. They are hard working, dedicated and performing a wide range of tasks that are essential to our society. They are underpaid, under pressure and undervalued.
Triscribe believes these people deserve the best technology to support their day to day work.
Digital technology should be able to help. As I wrote last week, a mix of legacy IT systems and myths about the way forward are getting in the way. A further example, the RCN estimates nurses spend as much as 40% of their time on medicines management.
The article quoted is an obvious demonstration that technology can help - well done Omnicell.
Triscribe does three things
Triscribe focuses on a different aspect of the same problem. Much of the 40% figure derives from a high friction process, entering data into a variety of hospital medication systems, such as electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA). As Mark Ratnarajah pointed out in his article about the lessons of Ockenden, this gives the NHS plenty of data. Unfortunately, it is difficult to access and almost impossible to use effectively.
Triscribe analytics and AI takes this data and uses it to make life easier for NHS staff. Our goal is saving clinical time. They can spend the time saved caring for patients or just to reduce the workload and stress on hard pressed frontline teams.
We believe Triscribe can save 1-3 hours a week for every individual user. That sounds modest, but it adds up to more than a week of free time each year for every nurse, pharmacist, technician or doctor who has a Triscribe account.
Making progress but more to do
How are we doing? The honest answer is, I don’t know. Our software does three things:
It provides information in priority clinical and operating areas. Antibiotic usage, Omitted and late doses, Anticholinergic burden, medicine shortages and so on.
We aim to provide a clean simple interface that is easy and intuitive for users. Find what you need as soon as you start using the system.
We make the data legible and usable. We align everything using dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) and standard nomenclature of medicine clinical terms (SNOMED CT). That means data from multiple EPMA and pharmacy stock systems is consistent, comparable and able to be linked and combined.
I am 100% confident that we have the best software in the market for the last of those three points. I think we still have work to do on the first two.
How can we save you time?
I want to be building the tools and analytics that are most useful to NHS people. So I would like to ask for your help. The link below will take you to a simple two question survey. The two questions are:
Which of your routine tasks could be easier with better information about medicines prescribed or used for your patients?
What additional medicines information or analysis would save you at least 15 minutes a day/ 1 hour a week if it was easily available?
Please fill it in or just hit reply to this email if you prefer. Your answers will remain confidential and you don’t need to give a name or email unless you want to.
Feel free to share the link with anyone in your team that might be interested. In return, I promise we will use the information to make Triscribe into a product that offers genuine help to as many people in the NHS as possible.
Any questions, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org