Prescribing errors are common, jeopardise patient safety, and cost the NHS billions each year. Doctors are human and cannot possibly memorise every guideline and medication interaction relevant to their practice. In an increasingly pressured and understaffed NHS, there is not time to research every prescription thoroughly.
GeyeDLINES help solves this problem by monitoring a consultation and delivering summary information to the clinician whenever a keyword is mentioned. Our prototype system can use either voice recognition through Google Glass, or real-time text scanning of electronic patient notes to identify keywords. Safety information is then returned and displayed to the clinician, without interrupting their workflow. We are currently looking at integrating the system with UK hospital record systems.
GeyeDLINES was developed as part of an NHS sponsored hackathon called TELHack. Our team won a total of three prizes for the product. With a further individual award won by me for best developer.