MicroGuide™ tackling antibiotic resistance and improving antimicrobial stewardship,
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MicroGuide™ global leader in improving antimicrobial stewardship
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.
‘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 Wellcome 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.
We are therefore confident that clinicians are prescribing antibiotics to patients according to evidence based local protocols MicroGuide™ is now used in Medical organisations, Trusts, Community Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Hospitals throughout the world. There are 100,000 mobile App users in the UK alone accessing up to date information published by trusted sources on a daily basis.
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.
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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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.