Double Gold for In Practice Systems at Effective IT Awards

From: In Practice Systems
Published: Mon Jul 04 2005

In Practice Systems (InPS), the UK’s leading provider of clinical systems for Windows, picked up double gold at this year’s Effective IT Awards, with the company’s portable Pocket Vision system winning Most Innovative Use of IT, and Most Effective Use of IT in Public Sector.

The Effective IT Awards are designed to recognise and reward genuine excellence in the use of IT, with the panel of judges comprising IT directors from some of the world’s largest and most prestigious multinationals. Awarding InPS in both IT categories is a resounding confirmation of the group’s firm commitment to developing powerful, effective clinical solutions to meet current and future GP needs.

The prestigious accolades reflect the effectiveness of Pocket Vision (PV) in equipping GPs for productive home visits and more flexible mobile care. Pocket Vision is a portable version of the widely used GP clinical system, Vision, from In Practice Systems, and is used by about 400 of the 2000+ Vision practices in the UK. PV enables access via a PDA or laptop to the full patient medical record and is fully integrated with the Vision system.

Sutton Manor surgery in Kingston-upon-Hull has been using Pocket Vision since 2004, as a means of accessing patient medical information whilst out on house calls. The judges were impressed by the way in which PV has improved working practice for staff and as a result has greatly enhanced patient services.

GPs at Sutton Manor now have full access to medical histories, therapy and test results from their PDAs and can simply update medical records during a home visit. The data is then synchronised when the GPs return to surgery, ensuring that the most up-to-date patient information is always available, and simultaneously reducing the GP workload and increasing efficiency.

Patients are also benefiting from Pocket Vision, which has enabled more accurate and speedy patient diagnosis and more timely management programmes. GPs are able to deliver more flexible patient care and can carry out additional house visits without having to return to the surgery for notes. Full access to the latest patient information on the Vision system also allows GPs to verify patient medication and issue prescriptions whilst on call.

Max Brighton, Managing Director of InPS said: "To receive two awards from an independent panel of judges is incredible, and powerful testimony to the quality of the Vision clinical system and the effectiveness of its application where it is most needed – at the front line of primary care."

About InPS
In Practice Systems (InPS) is a leading provider of healthcare information systems focusing on primary and community care. InPS is part of the Cegedim Group - leaders in the production, use and distribution of data. The group also provides services and software linked to medical information and CRM activities. The Cegedim Group is located in 50 countries across 5 continents, with over 4000 staff. InPS is a major contributor to Cegedim’s 400 million euro turnover and enjoys high level support from the group that will ensure we maintain our leading position in the UK healthcare market.

InPS provide a range of first class software and service solutions to support our customers in providing high quality patient care. Our flagship product, Vision, is now deployed at nearly 2,000 practices, reaffirming its position as the UK's leading primary care clinical system for Windows, with a UK market share to nearly 20% of GP practices.

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