Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 6 January 2016 – Silverlink Software are excited to announce their new digital fertility data capture solution, CaptureFertility, at the British Fertility Society (BFS) Annual meeting. The meeting will be taking place from the 7th to 8th of January 2016 where the Silverlink Software team will be onsite at the event to explain and discuss the new product in detail.
Currently, the demand for costly and complicated fertility treatments is growing as many couples and individuals are starting families later in life. The success rate of fertility treatments in the UK is at 25% and according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) the NHS has incurred costs of over £60.4 million every year over the past decade for these treatments.
However, the fairly low success rate means this expenditure is being deemed excessive. Furthermore, fertility treatment clinicians and specialists are unable to accurately predict the success rate of individual cases treatments as currently relevant patient data is often unavailable, difficult to access and fragmented in different formats.
The lack of readily available and useful patient data and need to make fertility services more cost efficient were the drivers behind the collaboration between Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Newcastle’s International Centre for Life, Alison Murdoch, and Silverlink Software.
The result is CaptureFertility, a next generation solution that offers clinicians and scientists a platform for capturing high quality data whilst providing real time insights. CaptureFertility will allow easy point of care data collection and automatically collect HFEA data as part of the clinics day to day activities. This will allow fertility specialist teams to identify any changes in key performance indicators and pinpoint the influences of these changes on the patients’ treatment. As with the other Capture products, CaptureFertility integrates with Trusts’ existing systems.
Silverlink Software Product Manager, Rob Dixon said: “CaptureFertility is a next generation fertility record system which underpins the NHS’s mandate to offer more patient-centred care and aligns itself with the NHS’s goal of becoming paperless by 2018. We are excited about the impact of CaptureFertility in facilitating personalised treatment plans that harness individual patient-specific data and empowering clinicians to accurately determine the success of the fertility treatment.”