Leading solutions provider to the NHS, Silverlink Software, is supporting the 2017 Stroke Awareness Campaign in collaboration with Mediaplanet UK and The Guardian newspaper.
Launched today, the campaign aims to raise awareness about acute stroke care, new innovations in treatment and prevention, in addition to post-stroke support.
Stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK and the biggest cause of complex adult disability. Consequently, stroke is costing the country around £9 billion a year.
As part of the Stroke Campaign, Mediaplanet’s Health Awareness website will publish news and information relating to stroke from leading experts and specialists in the field, as well as personal insight stories with the goal of informing and educating everyone about the criticality in acting FAST if you believe someone is having a Stroke.
In parallel a special supplement will be included in The Guardian and provided at the UK Stroke Forum and Northern Ireland Stroke Forum which Silverlink shall be attending to showcase their CaptureStroke solution.
Silverlink’s support for the campaign is in line with their commitment to improving stroke care nationally through their intelligent data collection and care performance monitoring solution for stroke care pathways, CaptureStroke. Developed in collaboration with clinicians, CaptureStroke promotes the concept of collecting data once to be used for many outputs, improving efficiency and freeing up clinicians to spend more time on treating their patients.
CaptureStroke includes patient treatment summaries that reduce data duplication; care overviews showing every patient currently under care, making ward handovers easier; and intuitive real-time dashboards to allow clinicians to gain valuable insights into the care being delivered.
On Silverlink’s involvement in the campaign, Capture Products Manager, Rob Dixon, said: “As an organisation that has deep understanding of NHS processes and requirements we are proud to be involved in such an important campaign that aims to raise awareness about stroke care and support.”
“CaptureStroke has a proven track record of helping stroke units ensure quality data collection to support healthcare teams in caring for patients. Through our support of the campaign, we hope to raise further awareness of the necessity for better stroke care and planning to drive better outcomes for patients,” Rob concluded.