Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust has signed a new deal to deploy CareNotes as the care record system for its community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The PCT has been using Strand Technology’s CareNotes Substance Misuse since August 2006, and will introduce CareNotes CAMHS specific software initially for 30 users later this month.

Ian Turnock, general manager of software at Strand Technology, told EHI Primary Care: “Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust will be benefiting from the latest version for CareNotes CAMHS, designed specifically for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services teams. This solution will provide staff with a care note structure that can be tailored to a PCT’s requirements, ensuring that every patient has single record, which can be integrated with other systems.”

Care plans, care pathways and protocols will all reflect the PCT’s needs, and the software has been configured to cover all standard assessment tools, any number of user defined assessments, and complete clinical note taking options.

“It will provide care records for all patients and plan management for every single patient file, alerting clinicians when they need to take action. CareNotes already has a proven track record within the NHS and will unlock huge benefits in delivering care,” Turncock said.

The new CareNotes patient record runs on Microsoft’s .NET framework, making it compliant with Connecting for Health system requirements.

Turncock said: “The improved CareNotes includes an easy to use tabbed table view, support for IE7, Firefox, a PDA /smartphone interface, administration through the browser, partial case-note print and closer national GP database integration.”

The software also offers other functionality including full support for multi axial ICD10 clinical coding and analysis, automated outcome monitoring data consolidation, comprehensive report and instant alerts to clinicians or clients via e-mail or SMS text messages.

“We pride ourselves on developing software that clinicians want to use and that can bring huge benefits to patient care – and we are looking forward to working with the PCT’s CAMHS professionals,” Turncock said.


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