Hillingdon Hospital’s digital transformation is a ‘gamechanger’ in echo-cardiography

Published: 12-Mar-2024

The hospital in Pield Heath Road has begun using Change Healthcare echocardiography reporting software

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced that Hillingdon Hospital in Pield Heath Road is now using Change Healthcare echocardiography reporting software.

Word documents laboriously completed and heart scan images saved to CD, has been replaced with a real-time web-based system available to everyone in the department.

The digital transformation and improvement comes after the Trust joined forces with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Dr Savvas Hadjiphilippou, a Consultant Cardiologist at Hillingdon, who leads the team, said the Change Healthcare software lives up to its name as a game changer. 

Before, information was gathered manually, and human error could cause delays

“Through our cross-site echocardiography partnership with Imperial we have also integrated with partners across north-west London and are able to provide our patients with a level of care that we were not able to previously, all whilst raising the standard of echocardiography at Hillingdon and empowering our team of physiologists to develop and grow,” Hadjiphilippou concluded. 

Vernon Mazo, Chief Cardiac Physiologist at Hillingdon Hospital, said: “Before, information was gathered manually, and human error could cause delays.”

“Now the measurements and images are imported automatically to a template and go straight on to the system,” Mazo added. 

“Everything is visible now to everyone in the department at all times and in real time,” Mazo concluded.

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