INRstar case studies

NHS Hammersmith and Fulham GP Federation benefit from targeted webinars and training to enhance anticoagulation (AC) services to patients.

INRSTAR | COMMISSIONERS | ANALYTICS

Introduction INRstar provides location-specific webinars to help users make the most of their AC solutions. The webinars and training are designed around the needs of the organisation and INRstar can provide bespoke training to new INRstar users or refresher sessions for existing users. The Federation currently oversees the Out of Hospital AC service provision for […]

INRstar analytics used across NHS Cumbria CCG is saving time and money and improving patient outcomes

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ANALYTICS | INRSTAR

Background Along with many other commissioners, NHS Cumbria CCG was spending a significant amount of time collecting and analysing quality and performance data from multiple practices. It was keen to find a more effective networked solution which had a positive impact on anticoagulation (AC) patient population outcomes as well as saving time and money. Introduction […]

INRstar hospital at Barking, Havering and Redbridge Univeristy Hospital NHS Trust

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INRSTAR HOSPITAL | SECONDARY CARE | COMMISSIONERS

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 (AC) management software and currently underpins […]

Improving time in therapeutic range with INRstar hospital

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INRSTAR HOSPITAL | SECONDARY CARE | COMMISSIONERS | POPULATION MANAGEMENT

The Haematology Service at Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General improves Time in Therapeutic Range (TTR) levels with INRstar anticoagulation management solution Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General have demonstrated that Time in Therapeutic Range (TTR) levels for their anticoagulation (AC) patients have vastly improved since implementing INRstar across the service in 2014. Royal Lancaster […]

Surrey Pathology Services use INRstar analytics to oversee community based anticoagulation

“INRstar is easy to use and INRstar analytics helps us to submit quality figures quickly and easily as it enables us to collect information across the area from the different treatment locations.”
INRSTAR ANALYTICS | COMMISSIONERS | COMMUNITY BASED SERVICE

Surrey Pathology Services uses INRstar analytics to help oversee its community based anticoagulation service INRstar analytics was commissioned at Surrey Pathology Services in June 2015 to support the community based anticoagulation (AC) service of North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) across 14 treatment locations. The software gives the Service Lead dramatically quicker, easy access […]

Isle of Wight clinicians talk about the progress of their INR self-testing pilot

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INR SELF-TESTING PILOT | PRIMARY CARE | COMMISSIONERS

In 2015 the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) became the first CCG to launch an INR self-testing pilot service. The pilot aimed to allow some patients to lead a less disrupted life and relieve pressure on warfarin clinics. We caught up with the clinicians carrying out the pilot to hear their views on […]

Isle of Wight Commissioning Manager explains INR self-testing pilot

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INR SELF-TESTING PILOT | PRIMARY CARE | COMMISSIONERS

In 2015 the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) became the first CCG to launch an INR self-testing pilot service. The pilot aimed to allow some patients to lead a less disrupted life and relieve pressure on warfarin clinics. INRstar caught up with the CCG’s Commissioning Manager Pauline Mairs to hear how their patient […]

Westcliffe Medical Centre benefits from new INRstar functionality for DOACs

“We see patients on the newer oral anticoagulants every 3 to 6 months, and it is vital that we review their treatment. NOACs functionality means that we check in with each patient on a regular basis, and patients do not get lost to review.”
NOAC / DOAC REVIEWS | PRIMARY CARE | ANTICOAGULATION SERVICE

Westcliffe Medical Centre in Shipley is using advanced functionality from INRstar, to manage patients taking direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). Under updated recommendations, NICE says that direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), should be offered where appropriate – namely apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban. Although DOACs do not require the same regular level of monitoring or dose adjustments […]

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust uses INRstar’s External Patient Lookup

“Patients often don’t have their ‘yellow book’ with them, so we can check we have the patient on the same dose and the prescriber can then update the patient’s information.”
NHS TRUST | SECONDARY CARE | EXTERNAL PATIENT LOOKUP | PATIENT RECORDS

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust uses INRstar’s External Patient Lookup to search for, view and treat anticoagulation patients who are not normally managed by the Trust. Background LumiraDx Care Solutions is the company behind INRstar – the award-winning software for anticoagulation (AC) management used in over 2,700 locations across the UK. Its External Patient […]

Leicester CCG improves patient safety and improves commissioning efficiency with INRstar analytics

It supports clinical leads, practices and commissioners to work together to improve the safety of the use of warfarin and support the agenda to reduce the risk of strokes in the population.
INRSTAR ANALYTICS | POPULATION MANAGEMENT | COMMISSIONERS

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has worked in partnership with SCSLhealth, home of anticoagulation management software INRstar, to develop an award winning* analytics tool to improve patient outcomes and improve commissioning efficiencies to support the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme. *Winner of the 2015 Ehealth Insider (EHI) awards “Excellence in Business Healthcare […]

Royal Wolverhampton laboratory based anticoagulation service

The new system enables us to provide accurate results in real time and has very good audit tools to monitor TTRs. The system is easy to use and no downtime has been reported.
HL7 INTERFACE | LAB INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM | SECONDARY CARE

Background The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute providers in the West Midlands. With Cannock Chase Hospital joining the Trust in November 2014, a requirement was identified for a new ‘dose and post’ laboratory service for tests that had previously been performed by Stafford Hospital. The Trust chose to work with […]

Effective anticoagulation services for warfarin and non-warfarin patients

With the introduction of NOACs, we review patients after four weeks if they were initially prescribed dabigatran and after 3 weeks if they were initially prescribed rivaroxaban.
NOAC / DOAC REVIEWS | SECONDARY CARE | ANTICOAGULATION SERVICE

Background St George’s Hospital in London runs an anticoagulation service with around 2,100 active patients. The hospital uses INRstar N3 as its clinical decision support system and benefits from its new functionality which supports direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) * and LMWH. Around 250 patients are currently on non-warfarin anticoagulants such as heparin, DOACs and Sinthrome. […]

INRstar supports rural GP Practice

With INRstar, you can input the INR results and these go straight into the patient’s medical record. It is so much quicker and easier than before and adding new patients is brilliant – you just click on the patient and it transfers all the details over!
PRIMARY CARE | NURSE-LED | RURAL PRACTICE | LOCAL ENHANCED SERVICE

Background Marsh Medical Centre, a rural practice in Lincolnshire with around 6,100 patients, has been running a level 4 practice-based Local Enhanced Service for anticoagulation for around 8 years. Sarah Parker is Lead Nurse and runs the service, which manages around 150 patients, all of whom are registered with the practice. The clinic uses point-of […]

Bush Doctors’ enhanced management of direct oral anticoagulants

I was really pleased that INRstar had the required functionality to manage the new oral anticoagulants (NOACs), which our previous system was unable to do.
CLINICAL SYSTEM INTERFACE | PRIMARY CARE | SYSTMONE | NOAC / DOAC

When the Bush Doctors in Shepherds Bush, London found their old anticoagulation software was not meeting requirements, and when NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG sanctioned a move to INRstar N3 across the area, the practice were delighted with the move. The practice migrated to INRstar N3 in order to benefit from enhanced functionality, including an […]

Supporting a hospital DVT clinic

The interface to the lab system is particularly helpful as results come straight back from the lab and are filed directly into the patient medical record in INRstar thus avoiding potentially harmful result transcription errors.
SECONDARY CARE | DVT CLINIC | LABORATORY INTERFACE

Background The Royal Cornwall Hospital’s DVT clinic cares for specific patients with complex health needs, managing anticoagulation, providing patient education and an induction service for warfarin. Andrew McSorley is Lead Anticoagulation Nurse at the clinic and has used INRstar for several years. As well as supporting dosing decisions, INRstar has an interface to the hospital’s […]

Acute hospital uses INRstar to manage complex patients

I can’t believe other hospitals don’t use anticoagulation systems! We no longer need extensive paper notes, and the time we used to spend on administration can now be used on improving patient care.
SECONDARY CARE | DVT CLINIC | LABORATORY INTERFACE | ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Background Patrice McCarthy is Senior Anticoagulation Nurse at West Middlesex University Hospital and runs the clinic, which manages a large number of patients with complex health needs. The team manages the initiation onto Warfarin of patients who are suffering from DVT and those who have been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. The clinic use INRstar to […]

Leading Nurse led community hospital anticoagulation clinic

I have a small team of nurses who carry out the clinics for me and, as I am a nurse prescriber, I am able to override and monitor patient doses if the dose needs to be titrated.
SECONDARY CARE | COMMUNITY HOSPITAL | NURSE-LED | REPORTING

Background The nurse-led anticoagulation clinic (AC) run by Provide at St Peter’s Community Hospital in Maldon, Essex, chose INRstar to support its clinic manage the therapeutic care of 470 patients. The team at St Peter’s treats AC patients at around 10 surgeries in the area; including referrals from the acute sector. Jeanette Pratt manages the […]

Leicester City CCG Local Enhanced Service roll out

With the new LES, using INRstar and implementing Point of Care Testing, we can now complete the pathway within one week, which is an impressive turnaround!
LOCAL ENHANCED SERVICE | PRIMARY CARE | COMMISSIONERS | TPP SYSTMONE

INRstar has been deployed across 56 practices in Leicester City CCG, enabling practices to set up new Local Enhanced Service (LES) level 4 anticoagulation services within primary care. Leicester City CCG has rolled out INRstar N3 to the 56 practices who are setting up LES level 4 anticoagulation services, and who will be providing these […]