Bringing Patient Symptoms and Clinical Decision Support Alive at Waikato DHB

In 2020, more than 350 people will be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer (ABC) in New Zealand. A recent study published by Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) examined the quality of life and survival rates of ABC patients in New Zealand against other countries and we didn’t compare well…patients pushed to the back of the queue, uneven treatment across the country, and poor symptom management were just some of the findings. All resulting in a symptom burden that has a significant impact on quality of life, and shorter life spans for ABC patients. Studies show that advanced cancer patients under-report [...]

June 19th, 2020|Categories: Company News|

Interest in Patient Reported Outcomes measures is growing significantly – here’s why.

Healthcare professionals are always looking for effective and safe ways to improve the level of care, comfort and wellbeing of their patients. Whether it’s the most leading-edge gene therapy or hospital beds with a wireless network of sensors designed to reduce decubitus ulcers (bed sores), we all want to find ways to incrementally improve the quality and success of health care. It is widely recognised that, when patients are actively involved and engaged in their own health situation, the quality of their outcomes is better and the amount of resources can be reduced. They can literally watch where they are [...]

June 15th, 2020|Categories: Thought Leadership|

Breaking Burnout

As nations around the world begin to emerge from lockdown and assess the economic, social, and mental ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that some nations were more successful in limiting the spread and damage of the virus than others. It has been a surreal experience, sitting in my home office in London and talking daily to my Cemplicity colleagues and family in New Zealand and Australia. It’s difficult to reconcile the news and statistics from Downunder with that of the UK, and the Cemplicity team is finding itself having very different conversations with clients in each [...]

June 8th, 2020|Categories: Thought Leadership|

MercyAscot partners with Cemplicity

MercyAscot is one of New Zealand’s largest private surgical facilities, with 22 operating theatres, a high dependency unit and an intensive care unit. Located in Auckland they operate across three sites; Mercy Hospital Epsom, Ascot Hospital Remuera and Endoscopy service based in Epsom and Takapuna, North Shore. MercyAscot have partnered with Cemplicity to digitally transform their patient experience programme. The portal gives MercyAscot the ability to have real-time view of the patients’ voice, allowing for more time and effort to be focused on accessing insights and driving improvement. In partnership with other acute providers across the country, MercyAscot will also [...]

June 4th, 2020|Categories: Company News|

Now is the time to care for carers

Over past months, our healthcare workers have been asked to sacrifice their family life and personal health to care for our vulnerable loved ones. It is a powerful reminder that a healthcare system is only as good as its dedicated carers. Around the world nurses, doctors and carers are currently reporting unprecedented levels of mental and physical stress, disengagement, and fear. Staff engagement, or the measure of how people connect to their work and feel committed to their organisation, is under threat. Now is the time to act not only because we care about our carers, but because this demanding [...]

June 1st, 2020|Categories: Thought Leadership|