MicroGuide™ medical guidance platform is designed to help improve antimicrobial stewardship as one accessible source of essential medicine management,
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MicroGuide™ has grown to become an essential tool, in patient care, for over half the clinicians in the NHS
MicroGuide™ medical guidelines application covers a wide range of pharmacy and medicine management sectors
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MicroGuide™ global leader in improving antimicrobial stewardship
MicroGuide™ has established offices in Shanghai and is providing the first medical guidelines mobile platform in China in association with Shenzhen Children’s hospital.
Shenzhen Children’s Hospital is located in the Guangdong Province in China. Since its launch in 1997, the hospital has become one of the best pediatric medical centers in southern China.
MicroGuide™ will continue to be introduced at hospitals throughout China. This growth will support the government’s antimicrobial stewardship directives.
MicroGuide™ continues to be adopted by more and more hospitals throughout the USA. Proving the platform is a valuable tool in improving Antimicrobial Stewardship.
‘Through thoughtful design and implementation of a mobile CDS, our AST is better able to provide cutting-edge clinical recommendations directly to the fingertips of prescribers in our institution.’ IOWA
‘Successful implementation allowed us to broaden the scope of what was initially an antibiogram-focused delivery platform to standardized guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of infections and delivery of infection control and epidemiological information.’ IOWA
MicroGuide™ was introduced into the Angkor Hospital for Children with the support of the Oxford University Medical Research Unit and The Welcome Trust.
MicroGuide™ is opened and accessed over 500 times each month and its use has led to an increasing amount of enthusiasm at the hospital to get involved in stewardship activities, it’s improving knowledge, the working environment, and patient outcomes.
The government of Malawi has a national healthcare service which is government funded, and free to all Malawians at the point of delivery. MicroGuide™ is used by the team of clinicians at The Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Southern Malawi town of Blantyre and has around 10,000 adults and 50,000 children patients each year.
“MicroGuide™ was initially implemented at University Hospital Southampton Trust to distribute Antimicrobial Guidelines to support “Antimicrobial Stewardship”. The objective was to promote adherence to latest prescribing guidelines. The service is now used in over half of all NHS Hospitals throughout the UK. Our reporting evidence clearly shows that MicroGuide™ is in constant use at these Hospitals. We are therefore confident that clinicians are prescribing antibiotics to patients according to evidence based local protocols MicroGuide™ is now used in Trusts, Community Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Hospitals throughout the world. There are over 100,000 mobile App users in the UK alone accessing up to date information published by trusted sources on a daily basis.
The Irish healthcare system is divided into public and private services. Both services are provided by GPs and the Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for providing public and community health services. MicroGuide™ has been used within Ireland for several years and proved to be an essential tool in improving antimicrobial stewardship.
The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) delivers Primary, Secondary and Mental Health Care in Gibraltar to 29,000 residents using a Healthcare model closely linked to the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. MicroGuide™ has been successfully used by healthcare professionals on the island since 2016.
In January 2018 we received an order for MicroGuide™ from Landspiitali Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in Iceland. This will be our first ever non-English implementation of MicroGuide™
Bay of Plenty was the first District Health Board to use MicroGuide™ in New Zealand, implementing the solution in 2015. They provide services to a population of 214,000 over an area that spans 9,500 sq km. In 2017, Bay of Plenty’s neighbour on North Island, Waikato District Health Board, implemented MicroGuide™. Waikato serves a population of 390,000 and covers more than 21,000 sq km.
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Case Studies and Research Findings
Antibiotic policies in acute English NHS trusts: implementation of ‘Start Smart—Then Focus’ and relationship with Clostridium difficile infection rates
Utilization of a clinical microbiology service at a Cambodian paediatric hospital and its impact on appropriate antimicrobial prescribing using MicroGuide
WHAT THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SAY
Helping regulate prescribing practices to improve antimicrobial stewardship with the world’s number one medical guidelines application
MicroGuide™ consists of five main elements:
The Mobile App
Content Management System
The Web Viewer
Decision Support Module
Technical and Customer support
MicroGuide™ was initially developed to enable pharmacists to create, edit and publish antimicrobial guidelines to their clinicians’ mobile devices so they always had the latest guidance at the point of care.
This objective has since been expanded and our aim now is that MicroGuide™ will facilitate improved and more timely communications between Medical Organisations and their clinicians across a whole range of information sources.
Consequently, in 2015, Horizon released a new version of MicroGuide™ that enables a wide range of guidelines and publications to clinicians’ mobile devices.
Clinicians are able to access all guidelines published via the same Mobile App and therefore only ever have to go to one place to access the latest information.
All published guidelines are also available to view via a Medical Organisation’s Intranet (via the use of our live Web Viewer service); therefore content management of guidelines is simplified, made more effective and only ever needs to be maintained in one place.
MicroGuide™ is now used in Trusts, Community Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Hospitals throughout the world. There are over 100,000 users globally accessing up to date information published by trusted sources on a daily basis.