East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has become the latest in a number of NHS Trusts in the UK to invest in 6PM’s product iFIT.

The Intelligent File and Inventory Tracking (iFIT™) solutions provides the tools for hospitals to manage physical paper health records, supplies, medical devices, assets, vulnerable patients, porters, staff, etc. Basically if it moves, you tag it and iFIT will track it.

iFIT empowers staff with modern logistics management technology that enables them to track and manage records and physical assets using RFID tagging. RFID readers on door frames, wards and treatment areas detect and record interactions.

iFIT, as applied within the health records environment, has demonstrated in other Trusts an average of 10 to 14 month ROI by the streamlining of labour intensive logistics processes. Once procured against this specific requirement, iFIT offers many opportunities to streamline other business processes at a disproportionately low cost.

Steve Wightman, Deputy CEO of 6PM plc commented: “The new library at E&N Herts Hospital is extremely large and would provide many challenges managing it on a patient based filing system. The iFIT solution will enable the Trust to make maximum use of the new facility whilst providing the infrastructure for many more applications of the technology.”

Joanna Carter, Divisional Director for clinical support services at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, said: “The Trust is undergoing a major transformation project currently and we are pleased that health records have been seen as a key part of these changes. The Trust has invested a significant amount of money to ensure that we can provide rapid access to all our health records, thus helping to maximise patient safety. We are looking forward to working alongside 6PM to implement the iFIT solution for electronic tracking of health records. The project will bring a number of benefits to our team, including helping us to manage and locate notes in a more structured and timely manner – as well as enabling our staff to respond better to records requests from our clinical colleagues.”