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Biggest NHS hospital group going paperless with Class Attendance Tracker (CAT)

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World renowned teaching hospitals, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, are implementing the Class Attendance Tracker (CAT) solution for 17,000 staff.

Watch the 2-minute CAT video from The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

As part of its digitisation journey, Barts Health NHS Trust is implementing CAT across its 5 hospital sites in London. 17,000 staff employed at the Trust as well as thousands more agency workers, contractors and students will use CAT when attending their training sessions and events.

“It’s great to see the reaction of our staff when they use the CAT app and realise how simple it is to record their attendance – just by scanning a class QR code.“ says Anthony Dowding, Head of Training Resources and Development at Barts Health. “Our administrators love it because there is no more manual data entry to deal with, doing away with all the headaches that come with paper registers. And more importantly, we can consistently maintain accurate attendance records for our staff to ensure training compliance.“

CAT is a simple paperless solution that uses QR codes and attendees’ mobile phones to record attendance at face-to-face events. By using the CAT solution, classroom and event organisers avoid inefficient and time-consuming processes using paper registers and roll calls. At the same time, they don’t need to invest in expensive infrastructure like card-reading technology.

Traditional QR code solutions are typically based around the event organiser scanning each attendee’s personal QR code, whereas the CAT solution flips this concept on its head – instead, the attendee scans a single event QR code to record their attendance.

Employers and event organisers benefit from accurate, real-time attendance tracking with minimal administration, while attendees also benefit with the certainty that their attendance is recorded and the ability to view real-time attendance history on their mobile phone.