Health Innovation Week 20-25th October

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Health Innovation Week is a series of interactive events that encourage creation, learning and collaboration by showcasing the innovations that have the power to transform the Irish healthcare system and build a better health service.

eHealth Ireland, with their partners, will host these free events to inspire all of us to make sense of the challenges that we face in healthcare. It doesn't matter if you are a clinician, a researcher, a service user or a student - there is something for everyone.

Monday the 23rd willl feature The Innovation Showcase and will demonstrate the progress in the creation of a digital fabric that is transforming the Irish healthcare system. eHealth Ireland will take over the Printworks for a special one- day exhibition, presentations and series of workshops to reveal highlights of eHealth projects in Ireland and showcase the leading digital and connected technologies, which will revolutionise Irish healthcare by 2030.

Our Founder / CEO Kerrill will be there to field any questions from clients and clinicians and will also be sitting on panel dicsussion on Monday 23rd October.  If you'd like any further information get in touch;


info@megsupporttools.com // 01 679 1597 // www.megsupporttools.com

 

Med in Ireland

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This Thursday the 19th October, MEG Support Tools will be exhibiting at Med in Ireland, the Enterprise Ireland event to showcase Irish companies in the medical technologies sector.  This event will feature a conference, exhibitions and partnering meetings.  Our Founder, Kerrill, is unfortunately fully booked for one-on-one sessions but please call to stand 38 if you'd like to hear more about our software solutions.

We are looking forward to meeting some of the international visitors to the event and hearing from industry leaders.

If you'd like any further information about this event, please contact us at info@megsupporttools.com | 01 687 1579 | Kerrill Thornhill https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerrillthornhill/

 

Health 2.0 Dublin Event

Health2Dublin is a health promotion and innovation group with branches all over the world.  This month, the Dublin branch is teaming up with Bayer and STEM4Health for the first event to be hosted at The Digital Hub in Dublin 8.  MEG Support Tools are located on this campus where our Founder / CEO, Kerill started his first business over 10 years ago.

This meet up will have great guests to talk about innovation in health and the Bayer Accelerator and Dealmaker Program from Grants4Apps.   The following topics and speakers will be followed by networking, pizza and refreshments; 

Innovation at Bayer // Itziar Canamasas, Managing Director, Bayer Ireland

Grants4Apps Program and Opportunities // Jesus del Valles Rosales, Global Grants4Apps Lead

Health Start-Ups in Ireland, My Personal Experience // Dr. Nina Byrnes, GP, Radio - TV Broadcaster, Author and Columnist

Don't forget to let us know you're coming;

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IPS Best Small Stand Award

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Left to right: Karen Wares, IPS, Kerrill Thornhill MEG, Angela Cuthill MEG & Craig Bradley, IPS

A very big thank you all of this years delegates from the annual IPS Conference in Manchester for visiting our stand, especially the ones who voted MEG Support Tools the 'Best Small Stand' ;).   We were really surprised and delighted to accept the award at the gala dinner on Tuesday night and want to congratulate all of the other award winners form the night.  Big shout out to our friends at SureWash who collected the 'Best Medium Stand' prize.

NEW | Build your Own Audits

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We've had a busy year in MEG Support tools, setting up simple to use hygiene auditing systems for hospitals across the UK and Ireland.

We've recently added the new HIQA HAI, Antimicrobial Stewardship and VTE Risk assessment audits to the system alongside our existing Hand Hygiene 5 Moment, Care Bundles and IPS Quality Improvement Tools.   As most of our client are looking to adapt audits to their local requirement, we have added a new, 'Create your own Audits'  tool.   Get in touch and we can arrange a demo or free trial. 

Contact us at info@megsupporttools.com or 01 697 1579

Looking for Technical Support?

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While some people are permanently attached to their phones, we understand that downloading and using apps is not an interpretive process for everyone. At MEG we develop our auditing apps to work on iPhone and Andriod phones / tablets (i.e. Samsung or Windows brands) which means you'll be downloading our apps from the iTunes store or Google Play stores depending on your device.

If you're already lost, we have created some quick start info videos to help you download and start auditing. We have also covered a number of other practical user related topics, such as 'recording and submitting a MEG hand hygiene audit' and 'creating a QIP with the MEG HIQA environment audit app'. If you want to start from the beginning, we suggest our video on how to 'login to the MEG audit app'.

You can access all of our help videos via the link below;

MEG's How to Videos

And if you have any technical support needs you can reach us here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
info@medicaleguides.com | +35301 697 1579


Infection Prevention Society Member

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We are delighted to announce our membership with the Infection Prevention Society whos mission is to promote and inform infection prevention techniques within healthcare, stopping the risk of preventable infections to patients.

At MEG we are also promoting infection free places of health with our medical auditing tools which form part of the feedback loop of helping prevent bugs and disease. We are also helping to address the going paperless directive - making auditing easy and trackable.

If you have any queries about any of our services, please contact Kerrill at +353 87 934 9516.

MEG - Winner of IIA Dot ie Net Visionary Award

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Our MMEG  platform for delivering medical apps won the award for ‘Best Mobile Service or App for Fast Moving Businesses’ (B2B) at the IIA Dot ie Net Visionary Awards on the 26th of September.  The award is a great recognition of the efforts of all our team to provide an efficient mobile solution to our clients, letting them access their clinical practice guides and guideline information anywhere, at any time: http://www.medicaleguides.com/

The experienced panel of judges spent a number of weeks deliberating over a range categories, and the ceremony took place on September 26th in the Smock Alley Banquet Hall. The awards were a huge success with a great turn out from the Irish software and digital technology community, you can check out the rest of the winners here.

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The recent case in Spain of a healthcare worker contracting Ebola while caring for a patient demonstrated the risks healthcare workers take while trying to save the lives of others. Professor Peter Piot of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who first discovered Ebola in 1976, stated that the biggest risk of contracting Ebola in Europe is for medical staff.

The Wall Street Journal recently spoke to Professor David J. Evans, professor of virology at the University of Warwick and detailed  the importance of following Ebola protocols

'The bulk of available evidence suggests that basic infection-control measures like protective gear that eliminate contact with the skin or fluids are sufficient to contain transmission.But a single lapse in procedure—removing successive layers of surgical gloves in the wrong order, for example— can expose a nurse or doctor to infection. It’s clear that something has gone wrong either in the direct exposure of the patient to an unprotected health-care worker or in the practices the health-care worker was using,' said David J. Evans, professor of virology at the University of Warwick in the U.K. on the Spanish case.

MEG Support Tools have developed the Ebola guidelines app specifically for healthcare workers to provide them with the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines which are designed to keep them safe while treating patients with (suspected) Ebola.

Amongst other areas, it details what isolation techniques are required, how heathcare workers should don and remove Personal Protection Equipment and how contaminated waste should be managed.  Being well versed on these protocols is critical as a single lapse can lead to contracting Ebola.

The app is available now on the Google Android store and will be released in a few days on the Apple app store.

Notes: Used with permission from The Wall Street Journal, WSJ.com. Copyright 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.