Application Development

ThinkShield is a highly experienced development company not limited by technology or application frameworks and specializes in integration and application development. Our application development team has developed a wide range of clinical applications for NHS hospitals, including: EPRs Financial Services Surgical Site Inspection Cardiothoracic Service Hospital Admission Management Cystic Fibrosis…Continue readingApplication Development

Integration Development

Healthcare Integration Development is about enabling disparate applications to communicate using best practice development standards and recognized messaging protocols in a secure real-time manner. It also ensures that patient data is never duplicated and available whenever and wherever needed, whether you are in a small GP Clinic or a multi-hospital…Continue readingIntegration Development

Integration Engine Support

Because of our IT Healthcare background, we have built up expertise in a wide range of Integration engines. We specialize in: IBM Message Broker Oracle SOA Suite JCAPS e*Gate ICAN Clearspan Glassfish Mirth We currently offer 2 levels of Integration Engine support; Standard and Enhanced. If you opt for our…Continue readingIntegration Engine Support


Caring for Community

ThinkVitals is an intuitive clinical observations app, developed by ThinkShield the sister company to ThinkVitals in association with Chelsea and Westminster hospital. ThinkVitals enables clinicians to electronically capture patients’ vital signs associated with the NEWS2 score, aiding improved patient care.

An Innovative Mobile Web Application

  • An intuitive mobile application implementing the latest touch screen technology, fully integrated using standard HL7 message protocols.
  • Automated NEWS2 score removing the paper, reducing errors in manual calculations, and allowing accurate reporting.
  • A graphical ward layout editor tool that enables the hospital to own ward views, essentially adding dynamic bed management to the application
  • Dynamic real-time patient updates highly improve response times by alerting staff to patients whose conditions require immediate or intensive attention.

Ward Layout View

Prioritizing patients can be a complex and time-consuming process. Our Ward Layout View offers clinicians an at-a-glance view of the ward and each bay within the ward displaying each patient’s location and condition. By linking to the colored-coded NEWS2 scores, clinical staff can immediately see which patients require more urgent attention and prioritize them on their rounds.

As no two wards are the same, we have developed the Ward Layout Editor tool to enable each healthcare organization to create a realistic representation of each ward and/or clinic themselves, in order to help identify patient locations and visualize the state of each patient in relation to NEWS2 scoring.

An ambition for greater patient safety

The Trust has the ambition to digitize the process of recording and monitoring national early warning scores (NEWS) to assess the severity of acute illnesses. This approach is saving clinicians time by automating manual NEWS2 calculations and increasing safety levels by alerting staff to patients whose condition is deteriorating.

The ThinkVitals team has been very responsive to our suggestions and feedback they have listened and understood our requirements and this has allowed us to push the software forward. From the start we liked the interface of the application and the intuitive nature of its functionality.

Dr Gary Davies, Hospital Medical DirectorChelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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