Queen’s Hospital, part of Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust, uses INRstar to manage warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) clinic patients. The trust first implemented INRstar in February 2016 and is already demonstrating savings in time and expenditure.
INRstar is the UK’s leading provider of anticoagulation management software and currently underpins over 2,700 anticoagulation clinics across primary and secondary care supporting the dosing, monitoring and auditing of anticoagulation patients.
The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust runs two hospitals: King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen’s Hospital in Romford. The Trust supports further clinics across outer North East London and also runs services from Barking Hospital. The Anticoagulation Team uses INRstar to manage both DOAC and warfarin patients.
Under updated recommendations, NICE guidance outlines that DOACs should be offered where appropriate-namely apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban. Although DOACs do not require the same monitoring as warfarin, national experts recommend that people prescribed DOACs are regularly reviewed.
INRstar enables users to maintain records of warfarin and DOAC patients in one place, enabling reporting across all anticoagulation patients. Users can now record, maintain and monitor reviews of DOAC patients, including vital records of compliance, patient safety and to review schedules when necessary.
Claire Hensby, Anticoagulation/DVT specialist sister at Queen’s Hospital says:
“We manage a very large roster of patients here at Queen’s Hospital. We see all of the atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, DVT patients – both inpatient and outpatient. We use INRstar for all of our hundreds of DOAC and warfarin patients. What I love about the solution is that all our patients’ details are entered in the solution once and once only. We can then use the system for dosing, for follow up clinics and for information, such as adverse events, key test results, CHA2DS2 VASc and HAS-BLED scores, as well as the vital creatinine clearance calculation.”
“We have used INRstar since February 2016 and it is absolutely a million times quicker and more efficient than our last system! All the information we need is in one place, and we don’t have to log in multiple times to access information. We can find out about any patient who is on there – and there is no chance of misinterpreting if someone has written instructions in a hurry: it’s great!”
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