Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTUH) has gone live with System C’s Medway Emergency Department software (Medway ED).

Nurses and clinicians at BTUH use the system to collect clinical data throughout a patient’s journey through A&E.

This includes medical history, incident triage details, diagnoses, medications, investigations and treatments.

As a result the nurses and clinicians are able to track patients as they move through the department and externally for investigations.

It also generates discharge summaries which can be transmitted electronically directly to the GP.

Dr Pushpakaran Munuswamy, CCIO at BTUH, said: “The new integrated system brings with it improved access to patient records across BTUH.

“Emergency department clinicians will gain immediate access to patient records with ability to request and view investigations in the same window.

“The workflow is paperless in ED minors section and we are aiming for entire ED to be paperless.

“This improves the efficiency of patient management and ED operations.”

The Medway ED software is also fully integrated with the trust’s existing Medway PAS and it is hoped this creates more visibility of activity across the department.

Beverley Bryant, COO at the System C & Graphnet Care Alliance, said: “I’m pleased Medway ED has been rolled out and it has taken Basildon and Thurrock one step closer to their single EPR. It’s great to see that the integrated module is helping clinicians while they work by reducing the systems they need to log into and providing instant access to a patient’s historical record.”