SRC and Bluewire Technologies have announced a partnership to provide healthcare organisations with web-based clinical information solutions.

The first result of the partnership is an electronic discharge summary that SRC will market and deploy to the NHS, alongside its digital dictation, voice recognition and document production products.

The partners claim the eDischarge Summary will help NHS trusts to meet next year’s target of creating and distributing discharge summaries to GPs within 24 hours.

It is already in use at West Suffok NHS Trust and is being rolled out at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust. Kevin Connolly, director of ICT at Ealing Hospitals said: “Our clinicians and pharmacists were particularly impressed with the functionality and ease of use of the solution.”

Under the terms of the partnership, SRC will market and deploy new solutions, while Bluewire Technologies will focus on development.

The SRC eDischarge Summary can be deployed as a standalone product or integrated with the WinScribe digital dictation and Nuance voice recognition solutions supplied by SRC, giving trusts the option of keyboard or dictation input.

Dr Adam Towler, Director at Bluewire Technologies said: "There are many synergies between our companies, which share similar values and a strong commitment to innovation and customer service.

“Coupling our innovative technology with SRC’s proven training, delivery and support capabilities will provide trusts with the opportunity to benefit from cost effective solutions which meet the demanding requirements of clinicians and deliver immediate productivity improvements and better patient care."