Some of our customers have approached us to see how InfoFlex can be used to support data collection and reporting to help with the COVID-19 crisis. We are very keen to support this and will do so at no cost. We can help you configure a data capture, reporting and alerting tool if that is of interest to the trust.

Please let us know if we can be of any help.

The following solutions have been implemented, summaries of which are given below:

 

COVID-19 Alerting

At Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust InfoFlex has been configured to alert clinicians that a patient has been tested for COVID-19 and provide them with the results of that test. This allows the clinician to take this into account when determining the patient’s treatment. This alerting has been applied to monitor COVID-19 in cancer patients but it can also be applied to all patients across all clinical specialties.

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COVID-19 Tracking for Cancer Patients

At Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust InfoFlex has been configured to indicate that a patient has been tested for COVID-19 with the results of the test. This will allow clinicians to take the patient’s COVID-19 status into account when considering their treatment. This process is specifically designed to further support the management of cancer patients in light of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Global Data Collection and COVID-19 Virtual Hospital

InfoFlex has been configured at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust to collect essential COVID-19 data on all patients within the hospital. It is a comprehensive set of data items that can be recorded for a patient in relation to test results, co-morbidity, admissions and treatment.

The trust has created two specific datasets to record COVID-19 and co-morbidity data which are linked to their normal admission process, Admission Summary Data View, that is currently used in InfoFlex for all admissions. A COVID Virtual Hospital has also been created to manage patients that are not admitted to the hospital in the normal manner but could be being seen through home visits or temporary accommodation set up by the health care community.  This design is available now and can be added to your InfoFlex system.

In addition, the Trust has worked with InfoFlex to configure their design to capture when staff or non-staff, such as firefighters or certain patients, may be in need of a COVID-19 swab test.

For certain protocols a clinician may review this request and, if necessary, a risk assessment performed and details recorded in InfoFlex. If a COVID-19 test is required, an appointment is scheduled at the Drive-thru testing centre using the InfoFlex Scheduling module.

The results of the tests are reviewed when available, and the Occupational Health team have access to the results in case there are related risks to other staff or specific further advice needs to be given.

Further care of these and other patients or staff can be managed by the use of the ‘COVID Virtual Hospital’ design.

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Click here for screenshots of the InfoFlex COVID-19 Virtual Hospital and Testing Hub