HSJ Partnership Finalists

Silverlink nominated for the HSJ Award for Innovation in Medical Technology

HSJ Partnership FinalistsToday Silverlink Software will be attending the inaugural HSJ Partnership Awards, as Silverlink’s UK market leading digital care record for the Stroke pathway, CaptureStroke, is nominated for the Best Innovation in Medical Technology award.

Along with some of our users from The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Silverlink will attend the ceremony held at Banking Hall, London, where the winners of each category will be announced.

New for 2018, the awards look to recognise, celebrate and showcase the best products and services being used by the NHS, and provide the opportunity for suppliers to be identified as leaders and innovators within healthcare.

Tom Crosthwaite, Customer Development Consultant, said: “The whole Silverlink team were delighted when our CaptureStroke solution was shortlisted for the HSJ Award for Innovation in Medical Technology. Being able to attend the ceremony alongside some of our valued customers is a great way of celebrating our nomination, but also the collaborative approach we have to the development of the CaptureStroke system, working closely with our users to create a digital care tool that is intuitive and user friendly and provides powerful real-time, data rich insights into service delivery and performance.”

“By providing our customers with a solution that proactively allows them to implement service change, and with alerts to notify users of approaching care target breaches, CaptureStroke helps our sites to increase their efficiency, better their national audit performance and most importantly, enhance outcomes for their Stroke patients.”

“We are incredibly proud that CaptureStroke has been shortlisted for Best Innovation in Medical Technology as it is an absolutely fantastic acknowledgment of the proven benefits our CaptureStroke system can deliver, and one that will hopefully be capped by hearing CaptureStroke crowned the winner!” concluded Tom.

The full shortlists in all categories can be viewed here and to learn more about CaptureStroke please head to our website www.capturestroke.com

Silverlink’s MD encourages future health IT professionals

Today Silverlink’s Managing Director Tim Quainton will be attending a Speed Mentoring Day at St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in Newcastle to engage with pupils about the value of looking to pursue a career in the health IT industry.

The Speed Mentoring Day is an initiative of Business In The Community, a Prince of Wales charity, and includes some volunteers from  Founders4Schools, a programme that aims to inspire and prepare students for their future by connecting them with local business leaders.

Speed mentoring encounters allow business leaders to meet with students and participate in a series of short, focused conversations about specific career questions and topics, providing guidance and coaching.

St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School is an all-boys non selective school located in Newcastle upon Tyne. Founded in 1881, the school offers a vast range of leadership and extra-curricular opportunities and is ranked amongst the highest attaining state schools in the country.

Silverlink was invited to partake in St. Cuthbert’s Speed Mentoring Day because of their invaluable experience working in the NHS over the last two decades. During the day, Tim will talk with students about his experience in this highly specialised branch of IT, the exciting career opportunities available, and how best to prepare for interviews in such a technical field.

On Silverlink’s participation, Tim noted: “I’m looking forward to attending St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School’s Speed Mentoring Day and introducing the students to the important and highly specialised career opportunities that are available in the health IT industry. Digital tools are becoming the backbone of the NHS, so it’s essential for England’s healthcare future to have the brightest minds involved in healthcare software development.”

CaptureStroke Shortlisted for the 2018 HSJ Partnership Awards for Innovation in Medical Technology

Silverlink Software are delighted to announce that CaptureStroke, our UK market leading digital care record for the Stroke pathway, has been shortlisted for the 2018 HSJ Partnership Awards for Innovation in Medical Technology.

New for 2018, the awards look to recognise, celebrate and showcase the best products and services being used by the NHS, and provide the opportunity for suppliers to be identified as leaders and innovators within healthcare. The awards are being held on 8th March 2018 at the Banking Hall, London and the Silverlink team will be attending with fingers crossed in the hope to walk away with the award.

Rob Dixon, Capture Products Manager, said: “Silverlink are honoured to have had our CaptureStroke solution shortlisted for the HSJ Award for Innovation in Medical Technology. It is fantastic to be recognised by the industry for our continuing hard work in delivering a fantastic solution to benefit, not only our customers and reduce their data collection burden and gain real insights into their care delivery, but that also leads ultimately to better outcomes for patients.”

The full shortlists in all categories can be viewed here and to learn more about CaptureStroke please head to our website www.capturestroke.com.

Silverlink looks forward to a great start to the New Year showcasing CaptureFertility at the Fertility 2018 Conference

Silverlink Software Limited looks forward to getting the New Year off to a great start showcasing CaptureFertility, our next generation fertility clinic management system, at the Fertility 2018 Conference. The event is taking place at ACC Liverpool from Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th January 2018.

Fertility 2018 is the Joint Conference of the Association of Clinical Embryologists, British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproduction & Fertility. Now in its 11th year, the conference is the largest event of its kind in the UK and is expected to bring together over 700 fertility experts to enjoy a packed three-day programme showcasing the latest scientific and clinical developments and updates in fertility, sexual health and reproductive biology.

CaptureFertility Product Manager, Rob Dixon, and the Silverlink Software team will be on our stand across all three days, demonstrating the latest developments in CaptureFertility. This includes comprehensive clinic, donor and storage management, innovative embryology capability and real-time data analytics and financial reporting. In addition to fully supporting the new HFEA data collection and compliance requirements that come into effect from April.

“We are really looking forward to the 2018 Fertility Conference in Liverpool,’’ said Rob. “To have an opportunity to speak with delegates from all different aspects of Fertility care and to see so many people engaged in moving this field forward is incredible. CaptureFertility provides clinics with a next generation method of collecting crucial data across the entire patient pathway and empower teams with real-time analysis of this data to inform timely, effective service improvements, leading to better patient outcomes and increased compliance. We can’t wait to share these stories with the attendees.”

Registration for the event is still available and more details can be found here.

To read more about CaptureFertility and Silverlink’s Capture Suite of software solutions, please visit www.capturefertility.com and http://silverlinksoftware.com/products/#clinical_data.

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Could GDPR be the catalyst to improved interoperability in healthcare?

GDPR - SilverlinkInteroperability between different healthcare systems has been high up on the NHS’s agenda for years. Yet despite several attempts by national bodies to set standards for suppliers to conform to, much of the industry has continuously responded with uncertainty and remains resistant to sharing valuable healthcare data between systems that ultimately benefit the patient.

The introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, which will impact the UK despite Brexit, could possibly be the catalyst the NHS has been looking for. The GDPR will essentially change the law governing the management and use of data which, according to the Information Governance Alliance, will result in a greater focus on evidence-based compliance, with specified requirements for transparency, more extensive rights for data subjects and considerably harsher penalties for non-compliance.

Digital Health recently published a Special Report on Interoperability where they spoke to industry leaders, including Silverlink’s Capture Product Manager, Rob Dixon, about their views on whether GDPR could be a catalyst to improved interoperability between healthcare systems.

In the article Rob makes note that the advent of GDPR should cause organisations to think generally about how they provide and receive data, potentially assisting interoperability, as well as how they would deal with more specific provisions, such as the “right to be forgotten”.

“There’s still debate about it – it might be even if the patient makes the request [for erasure], that there’s a clinical safety issue with removing the information [from the patient record]. Central guidance on this at present is still lacking.”

According to Rob, the requirements for GDPR are already beginning to “filter down” through procurement channels and Silverlink is starting to see them in new tenders being published. Though it is still unclear whether GDPR will have a big enough impact to initiate transformation on the interoperability front. “People are starting to think about it [GDPR], and the portability aspect might help with interoperability, but I don’t think GDPR on its own will do it. It will have to be associated with some sort of updated standards or guidance from NHS Governing bodies that our customers need to adhere to and thus we’ll ensure our products support this compliance.”

You can read the full Special Report on Interoperability here.

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Silverlink to attend UK HealthTech Conference in Cardiff

UK HealthTech Conference - SilverlinkOn 5th December 2017 Silverlink Software will be attending the UK HealthTech Conference, taking place at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff, to showcase their marketing leading CaptureStroke care performance monitoring system and CaptureFertility, their new fertility clinic management system launched earlier this year.

The 6th annual UK HealthTech Conference is expected to attract over 300 delegates, from both the UK and abroad, seeking to obtain the latest insights from key opinion leaders as well as to engage with industry, the clinical community in addition to UK regulatory, and funding bodies.

Silverlink will be one of 35 exhibitors showcasing their innovative solutions to the healthcare community. You can visit them on their stand where Capture Customer Development Consultant, Tom Crosthwaite, and Sales Consultant, Luke Appleton, will be demonstrating the latest developments in both CaptureStroke and CaptureFertility.

CaptureStroke has been greatly enhanced over the past year including a refreshed user interface, exception reporting, real-time breach alerting as well as support for the latest legislative and dataset changes, plus many more new features. Tom and Luke are also keen discuss how CaptureStroke is facilitating proven SSNAP Audit and service performance improvements at many of our Trusts around the country who use CaptureStroke.

CaptureFertility, launched in January 2017, provides clinics with paperless clinic management system, giving real-time insights into service delivery and performance, enabling improvements in the efficiency of fertility treatments whilst meeting all of the latest HFEA regulatory requirements.

“We are really looking forward to attending the UK HealthTech Conference to showcase our innovative Capture solutions to specialists in the life science and technology community and how they can benefit them and their patients” said Tom.

“We are especially keen to demonstrate how our solutions can benefit services by collecting crucial data across the patient pathway, which not only empowers teams with real-time analysis of this data that leads to improved patient outcomes, but also increases audit performance,” concluded Tom.

Registration for the event is still available and more details can be found here.

To read more about CaptureStroke and Silverlink’s Capture Suite of software solutions, please visit www.capturestroke.com.

To read more about CaptureFertility please visit www.capturefertility.com.

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Kingsley Manning appointed to the Silverlink Software board

Silverlink Software LtdKingsley Manning - Silverlink are pleased to announce the appointment of Kingsley Manning to the company’s board as a non-executive director.

Kingsley has worked with and for the NHS and the wider healthcare industry for more than 30 years. He has been particularly involved in the digital agenda, having been Chair of NHS Digital, Executive Chair of Tribal Health and Founder and Managing Director of Newchurch Limited.  He was a major contributor to the NHS Digital Strategy ‘Personalised Health and Care 2020’ published in 2014.

On joining the Silverlink board, Kingsley Manning said: “Silverlink has a proud history of excellent working with the NHS through its PCS PAS system, but what really encouraged me to work with Silverlink was their developing range of Capture products which I believe represent a major step forward in using digital technologies to support clinical interventions. CaptureStroke is already supporting clinical teams across the NHS to deliver better outcomes for patients and higher revenues for their hospitals.”

Silverlink look forward to showcasing CaptureStroke at the UK Stroke Forum 2017

Silverlink will round off a great year of showcasing our CaptureStroke care performance monitoring system at the UK Stroke Forum which is taking place at ACC Liverpool from Tuesday 28th November – Thursday 30th November.  Over 2017 we have attended multiple events across the UK, including the Northern Ireland Stroke Forum, Welsh Stroke Conference, recent BASP/UKNG Reperfusion Masterclass in York and most recently ehi Live in Birmingham on the 31st October-1st November. We have already spoken to delegates from multiple NHS Trusts, from a range of different disciplines, about the benefits that our system provides and the increases in service performance our sites are experiencing via their use of CaptureStroke.

Following the success of these events, Silverlink is looking forward to once again exhibiting at the UK Stroke Forum 2017, the UK’s largest multidisciplinary stroke conference. The UK Stroke Forum includes over 20 main conference sessions, each focussing on different aspect of Stroke care, with 90 expert speakers and researchers sharing the latest information in research and service improvements as well as workshops, debate sessions and stroke survivors sharing their stories with delegates.

CaptureStroke Product Manager Rob Dixon and the Silverlink Software team will be on Stand E9 across all three days, demonstrating the latest developments in CaptureStroke including our refreshed user interface, updated Best Practice Tariff calculation to include the revised 14 hour Stroke Consultant Assessment target and the Charlson Comorbidity Index, exception reporting, real-time breach alerting and many more features, and discussing how CaptureStroke is facilitating proven SSNAP Audit and service performance enhancements

“We are really looking forward to this year’s UK Stroke Forum in Liverpool’’ said Rob. “To have an opportunity to speak with delegates from all different aspects of Stroke care and to see so many people engaged in moving this field forward is incredible. CaptureStroke continues to provide Trusts with a method of collecting crucial data across the patient pathway and empower teams with real-time analysis of this data to inform timely, effective service improvements, leading to better patient outcomes and increased audit performance, and we can’t wait to share these stories with the attendees.”

Registration for the event is still available and more details can be found here.

To read more about CaptureStroke and Silverlink’s Capture Suite of software solutions, please visit www.capturestroke.com.

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Silverlink are attending ehi Live 2017, Birmingham, Tuesday 31st October & Wednesday 1st November

ehi Live - Silverlink Silverlink will be at ehi LIVE 2017, Stand E80, supporting our partner iMDsoft. We will be showcasing the existing features of the systems, as well as our most recent development emergency care module. The emergency care module replaces our previous A&E module and enables clinicians to enter point of care data and facilitates the collection of the new mandated Emergency Care Dataset, alongside SNOMED mappings.

Founded in 1996, iMDsoft is a global leader in high-end clinical information systems. Hospitals and health networks worldwide, including more than 20 NHS trusts, use MetaVision to improve care quality and enhance financial results. The MetaVision EPR offers one integrated clinical record across the continuum of care and has been awarded positions on NHS national frameworks, including the London Procurement Partnership and Gateshead. They offer a scalable model that allows you to add capabilities at your pace and as your budget allows.

Registration for the event is still available and more details can be found here.

To read more about Silverlink’s PCS Acute, and PCS Community PAS solutions please visit  http://silverlinksoftware.com/portfolio-item/pcs-acute-page/

To read more about iMDsoft please visit www.imd-soft.co.uk

BASP UKNG Masterclass

Silverlink will be attending the BASP/UKNG Masterclass, Friday 20th October 2017

BASP UKNG MasterclassHeld at The Principal Hotel, York, the day is tailored to Stroke clinicians and healthcare professionals from across the UK, providing delegates with an update on thrombolysis and thrombectomy – two treatments used to remove clots from the blood that can radically improve outcomes in those patients who receive them.

The programme for the day features talks from key speakers covering topics including Stroke imaging in the age of thrombectomy, updates on criteria, trials, imaging and clinical cases, and the opportunity to discuss cases with expert opinion.

Tom Crosthwaite, Silverlink’s Customer Development Consultant, will be attending the event along with Rob Dixon, Capture Products Manager, to showcase the latest developments to our CaptureStroke software.

“Rob and I are looking forward to attending this event once again, to engage with clinicians from across the UK, and hear about the latest developments in the field. We have also recently updated CaptureStroke to reflect changes in Stroke Best Practice Tariff and given a refresh to the look and feel of the program and are excited to show off these changes and share how CaptureStroke continues to facilitate measurable improvements to Stroke services across the country with the delegates.’’ said Tom.

Registration for the event is still available and more details can be found here.

To read more about CaptureStroke and Silverlink’s Capture Suite of software solutions, please visit www.capturestroke.com.