Kinseed takes Solace in real-time data distribution for healthcare

The United Kingdom-based Kinseed is using PubSub+ Platform, Solace’s event streaming and management solution, to improve and expand the real-time data distribution capabilities of their SwiftCare digital transformation suite.

Healthcare runs on data, and it needs to be available and accurate to support optimal patient outcomes. However, roadblocks exist to achieving this in modern healthcare settings, chief among them the existence of complex systems composed of diverse applications and devices – some new, most old. 

Moving data efficiently, reliably and securely across these complex landscapes is a huge challenge for healthcare providers and a major objective of their digital transformations.

Kinseed’s SwiftCare is a suite of cloud-based tools designed to help healthcare providers improve the way they work with patients, data, and resources without the need for heavy coding or expensive consultancy fees. 

Solace was selected to underpin SwiftCare with the world-class real-time data distribution capabilities that are only possible with event-driven architecture (EDA).

“We know that for SwiftCare to be a truly transformative platform for healthcare providers, it needs to be powered by reliable, real-time data streams from a wide variety of sources like EHRs, clinical devices, as well as modern cloud services,” said Bob Hundal, CTO of Kinseed. 

Solace’s solution can be deployed in a customer’s own private cloud, supporting both Kinseed’s cloud-first approach and their need to comply with all healthcare industry regulations in the area of data privacy and governance. 

Kinseed also valued the event management capabilities of PubSub+ Event Portal, which will help architects and developers across their organization collaboratively design, reuse and manage event steams, event-driven APIs and event-driven applications.

Some early applications of PubSub+ Platform’s capabilities are MediConnect, which lets providers connect legacy clinical apparatus without expensive refits and equipment purchase; and MediView, which enables healthcare professionals to remotely monitor clinical instruments and devices.

One example of how SwiftCare improves patient outcomes is the Children’s Acute Transport Service (the CATS team), based at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in Central London. 

The CATS team, which transports sick children who are referred to or from critical care services around the UK, uses SwiftCare to let remote experts and consultants provide their valuable clinical expertise to patients in transit, supplying them with real-time data collected by devices in the ambulance. 

Since implementing SwiftCare, the CATS team has conducted over 3,000 remotely monitored journeys, each of which has seen improved patient safety and oversight while reducing handover times by 30-90 minutes.

“Kinseed’s SwiftCare suite has proven to significantly improve patient outcomes through the real-time, event-driven distribution of data,” said David Mitchell, Solace regional VP for the UK Kingdom and Ireland.