Cloud2’s Kinesis is saving the NHS millions in referral costs

When it comes to intranet systems and business intelligence, Cloud2 know their stuff. They have developed various business solutions for use in any sector, including their Hadron Intranet systems and Meson BI solutions. However, it is their healthcare referral application Kinesis that is really starting to turn heads after a 6-year development process.

Simon Hudson, Cloud2's Director, comments on their software’s recent growth: “We are seeing major growth on Kinesis in the last 12 months as CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) turn more of their attention to the benefits of management of referrals. Two organisations are rolling out pilot projects this month and a third is due to move straight into production usage in December”.

Their web-based referral software system - Kinesis - has achieved great recognition recently, landing them an award nomination at the prestigious HSJ AwardsWith the winners due to be announced at the end of November, the HSJ Awards showcase achievements within the NHS that have saved or enhanced thousands of lives.

“We are very excited to have been shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ industry award in the Improving Care with Technology category and look forward to finding out if we won the ultimate accolade during the awards dinner next week.” Simon comments, “We should also be able to announce our first client outside England and the creation of a full cluster in the London area.”

A quick look at Kinesis' home page, the simple yet functional UI is essential for user acceptance.

A quick look at Kinesis' home page, the simple yet functional UI is essential for user acceptance.

The Guardian Health Professionals and Primary Care Reports have picked up on the recent success of Kinesis, featuring the software in articles and reports and providing case studies about how GPs have been using the software to reduce hospital referrals, by allowing them to contact specialists in real-time to get advice on whether a specialist referral is the most beneficial path for the patient.

Simon is also due to appear as a guest columnist in the ‘Real World Computing’ column of the PC Pro magazine in December, to expand on the journey that Kinesis took before coming to fruition.

In the article, Simon summarises their achievements: “Today, we have a technology platform that’s about two years ahead of anything in the market, driven by users, and currently generating around £1 million net savings for the NHS per year. It has the potential to save around half a billion pounds per year as we roll it out to further clients and as GPs increase their use.”

Cloud2 will be posting the PC Pro article on their website in December, you can check it out here: