Artificial intelligence is now helping clinicians at Milton Keynes University Hospital deliver quicker and safer care to stroke patients.
The hospital has started using the e-Stroke Suite technology, a new software and mobile app from Brainomix which helps the stroke team to make clinical decisions and enables clinicians at Milton Keynes to share and review clinical information with colleagues in Oxford, where some stroke patients are transferred for mechanical thrombectomy.
Serving a local population of more than 300,000, Milton Keynes University Hospital is a ‘fast follower’ of NHS England’s Global Digital Exemplar programme and the new stroke technology is the latest in a line of cutting-edge digital solutions introduced at the hospital to improve the safety, speed and effectiveness of care delivered to patients.
“To deliver the very best treatment for our stroke patients we are pleased to incorporate the use of this proven AI technology. Within minutes we now have access to key clinical information to support treatment decisions,” noted Dr Janet Costa, Consultant Geriatrician and Stroke Physician.
“As the technology is also used by our partner stroke centre in Oxford, clinical information can be accessed and viewed simultaneously by both centres. Using Brainomix’s e-Stroke Mobile app we can make key transfer decisions within minutes,” Dr Costa continued.
Dr Ian Reckless, Medical Director at Milton Keynes University Hospital, explained: “It is critical to speedily identify patients eligible for treatment to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. The e-Stroke Suite enables us to do this and has truly transformed the way we deliver care for our patients.
“As a hospital, we are continually looking at the ways we can use technology to equip our clinical teams with the latest tools to help them do their jobs. The implementation of this solution has been very well received by our stroke team and we know it will make a big difference to local people.”
The launch of Brainomix software at Milton Keynes is part of a wider regional stroke project encompassing centres across the extended Thames Valley – but also follows the expansion of Brainomix software across the UK.
“Our team has worked very closely with frontline stroke physicians from the UK and globally to ensure that the e-Stroke Suite meets – and, ideally, exceeds – the evolving needs of modern stroke centres. We are committed to identifying and addressing the challenges our customers face, to inform how we can improve and extend our product features, and ultimately to deliver world-class solutions. The rate and expanse of product development has been truly eye-catching and, combined with our proven approach to implementation, key reasons for our growing success thus far,” noted Riaz Rahman, VP Healthcare Global at Brainomix.