Plymouth Community Healthcare has become the first site to go live with TPP’s SystmOne mental health module, with a focus on mobile working.
The social enterprise deployed the module across its 33 mental health and learning disabilities teams last week.
The module includes the ability to record Mental Health Act information, a care programme approach, mental health clustering tool assessments and reviews, as well as the mental health and learning disabilities data set.
Graham Sykes, Plymouth Community Healthcare’s head of IT and programme director, told EHI the community interest company had agreed to be a pilot site for the mental health module to support its moves towards a fully integrated record.
“For us, having an integrated record is so important to providing holistic care. It gives us a fully -integrated record, clinicians like using it, and we will end up with a record that covers all services.”
Sykes said the CIC migrated all of its users on the same day, with over 500 staff now using the new module.
One of the main benefits of the new module is the mobile working solution, which Sykes said will make it easier for mental health workers to visit patients in the community by providing remote access to their record.
“It’s a major part of the appeal: they can go out into the community to see a patient with a tablet, look at the record, fill in the relevant information then head back to the office.”
Sykes said Plymouth Community Healthcare is in discussions with TPP over the roll-out of further modules, with social care one of the areas being considered.
The CIC went live with TPP’s community and minor injury unit modules earlier this year, as one of nine child and community health providers in the South rolling out SystmOne as part of a £32m project backed by central funding. http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/ehi/8824/southern-nine-sign-tpp-contracts%20for%20SystmOne
Earlier this month, TPP said it had rolled out at least one module to all nine providers http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/9507/southern-nine-rolling-out-tpp and added nearly one million extra patients on the system.
The company said it had deployed modules for nine minor injury units, three child health surveillance units, 11 community hospitals and 111 community modules.
The nine providers who have signed contracts are: Plymouth Community Healthcare; Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust; Sirona Healthcare; Peninsula Community Healthcare; Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust; East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; Kent Community Health NHS Trust; Sussex Community NHS Trust and SEQOL social enterprise.