For two decades Vitalpulse have been the acknowledged experts in renal computing. Their intimate knowledge of Renal Registries, UK Transplant (NHSBT) and Renal Patient View are well known, and their software interfaces with laboratories, PAS and dialysis equipment involves them with almost every renal unit in the UK.
Now their VitalData Clinical Information System is being deployed across the country, selected through European tender as the system of choice for numerous regional and local renal installations.
Success of the product is attributed to its on-going configurability, ease of use and competitive price, as well as the company’s profound understanding of user needs. VitalData is based on an industry standard SQL database, within a sophisticated yet intuitive graphical Windows environment.
Commissioning includes the migration of historic patient data from whatever system it replaces. Laboratory, demographic and dialysis machine interfaces are available, and integration with Microsoft Office products. Links to the UK Renal Registry, NHSBT and Renal Patient View come as standard. VitalData remains flexible throughout its working life so that it will accommodate evolving requirements and national standards.
Vitalpulse also provides on-going software support for Proton systems with a dedicated customer support service and help line.
Users can re-size and re-arrange their selection windows and save them under their user profile. They can even assemble collections of screens and assign them to their own fast access menus ("hyperbuttons") which open up all their chosen screens with a single click of the mouse.
VitalData includes links to Microsoft Word and Excel via Vitalpulse interfacing tools. Patient treatment data is exported directly into these products. It also supports email and internet capability. A PAS or PMI interface is offered as part of the patient selection process.
Menus are intuitive and uncluttered. They are created to suit each application and adapt dynamically to each user's role. They include visual clues as to which screens contain data and whether the user has read and/or write permissions.
Local Hyperbuttons can be added dynamically to the menu by the user, allowing them to assemble their own collections of screens. These are opened simultaneously by a simple click of the hyperbutton. Multiple forms are automatically docked with a local tabbed menu, or left as floating re-sizable windows according to user preferences.
The user has total control over windows layout and docking options. Docked forms have automatic tabbed access menus created for them. Windows can be auto-docked on opening or optionally drag-docked or click-docked. This provides the user with a powerful and flexible local alternative to the main menu.
If a session needs to be terminated in a hurry the user can set a restore point to which they will be returned when they next log in.
Users may also customise their displays by applying local themes, colours and fonts. On this page the images use a standard Windows Blue theme, while those on the previous page use Windows Silver.