The coronavirus has shone a spotlight on the heroes of the NHS who have worked continuously over the past year to bring the pandemic under control, but Covid-19 also highlighted areas of inefficiency.
Last year, healthcare software specialist Alcidion introduced Miya Precision. The company describes Miya as a brilliant clinical asset for the NHS that allows hospitals to take data from disparate sources and consolidate it using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard. According to Alcidion, the standard enables different IT systems to be accessed and utilized uniform across hospital departments, NHS trust locations, and regional levels.
Katy Cain joined Alcidion from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. She held a wide range of posts in clinical roles, most recently as a modern matron for the trust’s cardiology directorate. Cain joined the innovative health tech provider in a core role as a clinical consultant, primarily working with the UK team.
Cain began her nursing career in primary care. “Nursing was a great profession that fitted in with family dynamics,” she says, adding that she shared childcare duties with her husband and took the opportunity to study internal courses and develop her professional skills.
“In 2012, with the children at school, I wanted to add a few more strings to my nursing bow and went into learning and education,” says Cain. “I still kept working, but I also provided training in areas such as looking after medical students and new nurses, and offering resuscitation education and training.”
She also began looking at the cultural reform, support, and quality management measures that could be used to improve patient care onwards. This led to a two-year role managing award specializing in hematology and chemotherapy patients. “I’ve always been very focused on improving care for patients and the wellbeing of the clinical staff, so in 2016 I took a matron’s course in cardiology,” says Cain.