We are now onto version 1.7 of Perfect Ward and we have some major new features as part of this upgrade. One of the key features that we hope will help a lot of our users is the Ask Multiple function.

You may have an audit which you have to do a certain number of times in order to gain a broader view of the quality, for example, you might want to ask a set of questions to five members of staff, look at three sets of patient notes, or check the views of five patients.

With this new feature, you can now ask the same question multiple times within one audit and get an aggregated score based on the number of positive and negative scores, automatically calculated by the app.

So, what if you do not have time to speak to five different patients? Or something urgent comes up?

To complete and submit an audit all of the questions must be answered, however, if a user is not able to complete any more answers they can say “Not able to ask any more” and Perfect Ward will automatically score the remaining answers as N/A.

Please speak to the Perfect Ward team if you’d like this set up at your organization.

On top of this we also have several upgrades that change the way information is shown in the app.

New "Score overview" graphic

This is a simple change at the start of the inspection report, but allows you to see at a glance how many answers were R/A/G or N/A, and cleans up the summary view:

New "Key Findings" summary

One of the great bonuses of Perfect Ward is that all the reporting is live, meaning that once you have completed your audit the report is there automatically once you have finished and submitted. For each report we have created a new “key findings” summary.

This gives you a very clear breakdown of the issues resolved, new issues arising from the audit that you have completed and any repeat issues.

Alongside each of these, the app also shows you the date each issue was first recorded.

This helps you put the key findings in context, and recognises work done to resolve issues.

Historical answer details

When looking at an inspection report, you can tap on an answer and see all the historical answers for this question. This lets you put the answer you’re looking at in context, to see if this is a one-off or part of a trend.

Extra "Other observations"

We previously restricted this to five additional comments or photos at the end of an inspection.....now there’s no limit!

Download the upgrade now from the iOS store and let us know what you think.

For more information contact us at: info@perfectward.com

Or call: 020 7420 9372

Written by the team at Perfect Ward.
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