LocANTS: Partnership working
Bitjam has been continuing with building innovative software solutions for various projects in 2020.
We were pretty well equipped from the outset for remote working and have found our new normal relatively easy to manage. Which has helped us rapidly adapt to the needs of our partners, helping those who have been stretched to their limit throughout the pandemic.
Continuing with our series of good news stories we have taken a fresh look at one of the projects we’ve partnered with this year.
Medtech Accelerator awarded funding to a real-time resource locator project with the Acute Neonatal Transfer Service (ANTS) Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Medtech Accelerator is a joint venture led by innovation hub Health Enterprise East (HEE) in partnership with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP), Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, the Eastern Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Essex County Council. The scheme is designed to support new technologies during the crucial initial phases of development by supplying funding that can be directed towards prototype development and early-stage testing, both of which help products establish commercial viability.
“Advances in technology have the potential to help us create a more effective patient care.”
Dr Paul Seabright, Chair of the Medtech Accelerator Investment Committee
This project is a concept for a dynamic, cloud-based software platform with the ability to better share critical information in real-time between hospitals and acute care transfer teams, who are responsible for moving critically ill neonatal patients between hospital sites.
Through the use of monitors and smart devices, LocANTS will allow the transfer team to be able to clearly and effectively identify available resources, e.g.:
- clinical parameters
- team availability
- real-time location
- availability/type of cots/beds
- available specialist equipment
- updated traffic and weather conditions
These factors will allow prompt and effective decision making, while helping to ensure a reduction in transfer time and increase in efficiency, leading to significantly safer transfer service.
Working on the development of this project in the middle of a pandemic has been a challenge, but we’ve been really pleased to see it through to the ‘proof of concept’ testing phase with the hope that extra funding will be awarded to the innovative project.
The technologies we have co-produced, are helping clinicians and patients to communicate better and make decisions using a range of data sources. Our services include content management systems, mobile app design, web design, data dashboards, industry and market research, interactive reports and tools that help companies turn data into intelligence.
Options for delivering care are now much broader than they used to be, which makes for a promising future for healthcare in the UK. Innovators have welcomed this progression and we are ready and waiting, to engage further on ideas that could lead to creating exciting and innovative, software solutions for the healthcare industry.