King’s Interventional Facilities Management rolls out Ideagen’s Q-Pulse to drive quality improvements

Posted On 15 Feb 2018
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King’s Interventional Facilities Management (IFM) is working with Ideagen to roll out the latter’s Q-Pulse Quality Management System with the aim of centralising and standardising document control through the provision of a single location for all staff to access policies and Standard Operating Procedures.

King’s IFM is a Limited Liability Partnership controlled by King’s College Hospital (KCH) NHS Foundation Trust and provides fully-managed services encompassing procurement, equipment and the supply chain for diagnostic and treatment facilities for the Trust.

It operates across all sites within the Trust, including KCH, Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital, with an annual turnover of circa £70 million and in excess of 150 staff. In addition, the IFM manages the procurement of an additional circa £300 million of annual spend for the Trust.

Andy Smith, head of IT at King’s IFM, said: “Q-Pulse, which is already offering real benefits to areas of KCH such as haematology, cancer services and medical engineering physics by driving quality improvement and facilitating compliance with standards such as ISO 9001, will support King’s IFM’s move towards a more robust system of operational compliance.”

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