Improving internal communications at the nhs

HiveWire has developed an instant secure messaging app to assist doctors, nurses, pharmacists and all other healthcare professionals to expedite patient care.

Everyone works in small teams in the NHS and the communication between these is difficult and cumbersome, often requiring written referrals, physically taking notes to specialists, faxing, waiting for responses and so on, before treatment can be carried out. This administration burden results in doctors spending only approximately 25% of their time at patients’ bedsides.

The HiveWire app will simplify and speed up communications for the one million people who work in the National Health Service. It will connect all staff through smart devices with a secure system, a simple user interface and just one network. The aim is to reduce communication errors, facilitate multidisciplinary care and enable considerably more doctor-patient contact time.