University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust announces that use of MicroGuide™ “has supported a sustained reduction in prescribing of high-risk broad-spectrum antibiotics from 40% to 28%, coinciding – alongside successful infection prevention initiatives – with a fall in Clostridium difficile infections from 60 a month to less than 10 a month”.
MicroGuide™ reaches 30,000 downloads in the UK.
The 50th Medical Organisation acquires MicroGuide™. The majority of customers are UK NHS Acute Hospital Trusts but the service is also being used in Private Hospitals, Community Service Trusts, Primary Care and Hospitals overseas.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust win the prestigious Novartis Antimicrobial Award for their innovative use of MicroGuide™ for "infection treatment guidelines and antimicrobial stewardship".
MicroGuide™ is the most popular medical application in the UK for professional healthcare workers by number of downloads on the Apple App Store
A survey conducted at a London Teaching Hospital in July 2014 found that the MicroGuide™ service “increased awareness of antimicrobial stewardship” and it “encouraged clinicians to challenge/question inappropriate prescribing by others”.