Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has officially launched its new electronic patient record system, Lorenzo, across the entire trust.

The cross-over from its iSoft/CSC patient administration system, acquired during the era of the National Programme for IT, took place on Monday (5 June).

Rehearsals happened over the weekend and according to the trust’s recent board papers, it involved detailing activities and the resourcing required to provide the necessary structure for Early Live Support post go-live.

In July last year Papworth – the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital – was granted central funding to deploy Lorenzo as part of the deal agreed between the Department of Health and CSC in 2012.

CSC has now merged with HP Enterprise Services, and in April changed its name to DXC.

Lorenzo was developed by iSoft for the National Programme for IT for deployment across the North, Midlands and East of England, where CSC became the sole local service provider after Accenture dropped out in 2006.

Initially, Papworth planned to go live with Epic electronic patient record in a joint eHospital project with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

But last year Digital Health News revealed Papworth had pulled out of the arrangement, with board members concerned that it did not represent value for money.

The decision also coincided with Monitor’s announcement that it is investigating the installation of Epic at Cambridge and its impact on finances.

There are 24 trusts using or planning to use Lorenzo across England. Two weeks ago, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust went live with the Lorenzo EPR in a successful implementation.

To learn more about the Lorenzo deployments in the North, Midlands and East, read our feature.