King's Rolls Out Wardware

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | March 11, 2013

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has rolled-out an open source nursing observations system, Wardware, to 12 wards.

The trust worked with Tactix4 to develop the software, which can be used on any device to record patient observations and calculate their National Early Warning Score.

King’s started testing Wardware two years ago and began a trust-wide roll-out in August at the rate of one ward every three weeks.

Twelve wards are using the software and more than 220,000 observations have been entered into the system, each taking on average 80-90 seconds.