Isla – the world’s first visual medical record – is saving clinical time by integrating with electronic patient records across the NHS and private sector.
Clinicians are describing these integrations as “game changers” in the advancement of convenient and safe patient care.
Isla is today announcing its latest integration with PDS – the national electronic database of NHS patients’ details. When using Isla, clinicians will have seamless access to the demographic details of millions of NHS patients. Patients’ details will not need to be manually entered onto ISLA separately from the NHS spine.
“Isla is already easy to use but its integration with other clinical record systems is a game changer,” said Jenny Fernandez, a clinical lead in community nursing at the Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, which has been using Isla successfully since last year.
“This brings together the visual medical record and other care records. This is so convenient for healthcare providers and helps us improve the experience and safety for patients.”
In August, Isla integrated with EMIS – one of the country’s largest electronic patient records across primary, secondary and community care. Images of patients’ conditions captured in Isla are now immediately available in patients’ records in EMIS as well.
Isla’s integration with EMIS enhances clinical safety by maintaining patients’ records in one place. EMIS has hundreds of thousands of users and this integration unlocks the convenient adoption of Isla as their visual medical record.
Isla is currently working on integrations with other electronic patient records, including Cerner and SystmOne.
Isla’s integrations with the NHS spine and Trusts’ electronic patient records are approved by NHS Digital. This requires Isla to demonstrate compliance with several rigorous clinical safety and information governance standards.
James Jurkiewicz, co-founder of Isla, said that integrations significantly enhance the appeal of Isla to current and prospective users.
“Clinicians and healthcare organizations are very busy. At Isla we’ve got an outstanding digital platform, but we knew that we had to make it easy to use by fitting into our users’ existing working practices,” said James.
“If there is friction between the products you’re using then it makes it harder to use them. Isla’s integrations are sweeping that away and our clinical partners tell us that these improvements make their work more convenient and safer.”
Isla’s visual record allows clinicians and patients to capture, store and share a rich library of images and videos. The platform allows secure transfer of these images and videos in line with NHS guidelines. Images and videos can be seen immediately and sequentially to allow clinicians to assess how patients’ conditions are changing over time.
Isla is working across a range of specialties including Tissue Viability, Podiatry, Stroke, Speech and Language, Therapies, Neurology and Sexual Health.