Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust has chosen EuroKing Miracle to provide a new web-based maternity information system to improve care of mothers and their babies.

Euroking Miracle will supply the trust with its E3 third generation maternity information system (MIS). The system will be implemented across Queen’s Hospital and King George Hospital and is due to go live in March next year.

The trust will use the new E3 system to integrate maternity, postnatal/delivery and fetal ultrasound units across the two hospitals as well as external satellite clinics. The trust’s two hospitals annually deliver a total of 10,000 high and low risk births.

E3 produces a record for mother and baby together, and separately for the baby alone. The system will be accessed by more than 200 users across the two sites, together with community based staff including GPs and health visitors.

Use of the integration capabilities of the new MIS – called the Connect2 platform – will allow the trust to produce electronic maternity notes, recording the whole pathway from confirmation of pregnancy, to discharge, to the health visitor during post-natal care. According to Euroking, use of the Connect2 platform will allow the MIS to be tailored to fit the existing workflow patterns of both hospitals.

As well as supporting better care of mothers and their babies Barking, Havering and Redbridge has invested in the system to enable it to improve its current Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST). To do this requires achieving better data collection, reporting and audit trails.

Once the system is operational it will be accessible to community-based staff, allowing data to be entered in real-time by community midwives and other professionals, such as GPs and health visitors.

In addition to Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust, Euroking has also won a deal with The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Leicester and King’s College successfully went live with E3 in June. In August this year, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust launched a pioneering project to reduce perinatal mortality in high risk areas of Birmingham using E3 in the Community.