Automation Anywhere Enables the NHS to launch an influenza and COVID-19 Surge Flu-Reporting Bot

prnewswire | December 08, 2020

Robotization Anywhere, Inc., a worldwide innovator in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), today declared the organization is growing its coordinated effort with Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – one of the biggest showing emergency clinics in the United Kingdom – to dispatch its influenza detailing bot. As of now, it's spared 2,000 hours that were recently spent incorporating manual reports.

To impede a colder time of year "twindemic" – where both flu and COVID-19 spread and nauseate patients and bleeding edge staff – Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is offering influenza antibody to its in excess of 14,000 workers. As a feature of the NHS Trust's order to advance wellbeing and security over the cold weather months, the requirement for covering the quantity of staff being immunized and influenza related unlucky deficiencies has strengthened.

Current revealing cycles are manual-escalated, requiring critical managerial time. Moreover, there is added strain to report COVID-19 cases flooding across the district. With the fruitful turn out of influenza announcing bot, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is exploring plans to stretch out the innovation to help nearby test and follow cycles and report on COVID-19 inoculations, when they are fit to be directed.

Saving time for tolerant focused medical services with clever computerization
As of now, the new influenza revealing bot has caught refreshes for in excess of 10,000 staff immunizations across numerous clinical locales and spared almost three months of total regulatory time. Robotizing the announcing has given significant hours back to the Trust when staff assets are stressed day by day.

"Right from the start, intelligent automation has helped us enhance staff engagement, free up valuable resources and has had a positive impact on the work we do for our staff and patients," said Neil Picton, Head of Workforce Engagement and Information, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. "The flu-reporting bot has helped to streamline a heavy administrative load for our Occupational Health team. It has also helped improve data accuracy and ensured valuable time is not diverted from supporting staff and patient care."

Added Steven Forster, Occupational Health Manager, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, "The use of intelligent automation has drastically improved the accuracy and information governance as well as saving invaluable Occupational Health staff time, which has allowed our team to focus on more meaningful work.

The flu-reporting bot is an expansion of a successful intelligent automation program implemented by the Trust to enhance workforce processes, improve employee morale and deliver more time to focus on critical patient care.

"Healthcare facilities have been under tremendous pressure this year, and intelligent automation is helping to refocus precious time back to where it's most needed – on the front line, centered on patient care," said Prince Kohli, CTO, Automation Anywhere. "We are proud to support Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and are encouraged by how they continue to scale their use of RPA to empower staff and make better use of available resources to ensure the best patient care."

About Automation Anywhere
Automation Anywhere is a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), empowering customers to automate end-to-end business processes with intelligent software bots – AI-powered digital workers that perform repetitive and manual tasks, resulting in dramatic productivity gains, optimized customer experience and more engaged employees. The company offers the world's only web-based and cloud-native intelligent automation platform combining RPA, artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics to help organizations rapidly start and scale their automation journey from the front office to the back office to every office. Its Bot Store is the world's first and largest marketplace with more than 1,100 pre-built, intelligent automation solutions. Automation Anywhere has deployed over 2.6 million bots to support some of the world's largest enterprises across all industries in more than 90 countries.

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