Ashtons e-Works wins at the HTN Now Awards 2022!

16 February, 2022

HTN Now has chosen Ashtons e-Works as the winner in its 'Making an Impact' category.

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that our Ashtons e-Works electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) system has received the ‘Making an Impact’ award for 2022 at the HTN Now Awards.

These prestigious awards aim to recognise health tech suppliers that have made a genuine difference for their clients. So, to win at the HTN Now Awards, especially in the ‘Making an Impact’ category, really underlines the outstanding improvements Ashtons e-Works has helped to bring about during the last 12 months.

Since its launch in 2021, e-Works has had a significant impact on prescribing and administration errors wherever it has been implemented.

Most notably, e-Works is proven to reduce prescribing errors by up to 88% and medicines administration errors by up to 94%. The system has also helped reduce patient details errors by up to 92%.

However, what does such a significant reduction in errors mean in real terms?

In short, this improves treatment outcomes and saves lives.

Data suggests that a serious error occurs around 42.5 times per 1,000,000 doses administered, with around half of these being preventable. Based on the patient profiles in our services, we estimate that using Ashtons e-Works would reduce the incidence of a serious error by 45% from once every 8.1 patient years to once every 14.8 patient years.

Based on the number of users currently using the system, we estimate e-Works to have prevented 49 serious errors during 2021; this is around 1.25 per site.

These fantastic results follow a lot of hard work. Our e-Works system may have only recently been launched in full, but that followed a seven year period of development, testing and piloting. Yet still this is just the start. Like Ashtons as a whole, e-Works will never stand still. It will be continually refined, leading to constant evolution and improvement on an ongoing basis.

We’ve also received some fantastic feedback from our e-Works, so don’t just take our word for it:

Director of Operations and Support, Hospice

“In hindsight, have we made the right decision? Absolutely 100% yes! By using the Ashtons e-Works ePMA system, the staff are more efficient, there is far less paper floating around the Hospice, prescribers are able to prescribe more securely, especially compared to our previous out-of-hours processes and our staff are becoming far more comfortable using IT. Our only regret is that we didn’t come across this system earlier!”

Doctor, Mental Health Hospital.

“I have been using e-Works for a few months now. Ashtons were very helpful in tutoring me through how to use it and their support throughout has been excellent. I find e-Works an easy to use interface that has streamlined our workload and improved patient care in the care home I look after.”

Medical Director, Hospital

“There has been a huge reduction in the number of prescribing and administration errors since the introduction of e-Works to our centre. The system is intuitive to use and has made it possible to be more responsive as prescribers. A huge thanks to our pharmacist for supporting us to be used as a pilot site. Also, for supporting us to set up the system across the hospital including training for all the staff.”

If you would like to know more about Ashtons e-Works and the many benefits this system could bring to your organisation, please call us on 01273 224604 or email at .