University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with its Medway patient administration system and electronic patient record.

The trust was due to go live with the system over the weekend, and has confirmed to EHI that it has done so. The trust is understood to have taken large scale approach to the go-live, and to have a significant proportion of its staff live with the system already.

The trust selected System C to provide it with a new PAS and EPR in May last year, signing a seven year contract with the company.

It has also purchased Medway departmental systems for A&E, maternity and theatres, a clinical data collection module, and a data warehouse and reporting system, Medway Business Intelligence.

System C’s portal product, Medway Connect, will be used to integrate a range of third party and trust-developed applications, including Medicode and Sunquest ICE.

When the trust selected the system, Stephen Hann, clinical systems programme director for the trust, said it had chosen Medway because it was a “modern system, built specifically for the NHS” and one that would allow it to deliver a “step change” in PAS and clinical functionality for staff.

The Bristol deal was also an important win for System C, which has been awarded a similar deal by Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, which is due to go live in June.