Our latest round up of IT go lives across the NHS includes a new EPR at Leeds and York Partnership and The Royal Marsden gets a new RIS.

Leeds and York Partnership has Advanced go live

This week we reported the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust go live with an electronic patient record supplied by Advanced.

The mental health and learning disability trust went live with cloud-based CareDirector during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The solution enables clinicians and administrative staff to access live health information to inform the care they deliver to service users.

Kettering General Hospital takes next step in 10-year digital journey

This month also saw Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust go live with System C’s Patient Flow software, a major new part of the company’s CareFlow integrated EPR.

The software features real-time feeds from the trust’s PAS and clinical systems, which provides an accurate, live picture of capacity and needs at the ward and trust level.

The roll out of Patient Flow is a significant milestone in Kettering’s 10-year digital transformation plan, working in partnership with System C.

Its aim is to improve care provided to patients by delivering mobile clinical and decision-making support to clinicians, by improving the flow of patients through the 600-bed hospital and by fully digitising the patient record.

Royal Marsden gets new RIS 

We also reported this month that the The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust went live with a new radiology information system (RIS) from Soliton IT.

The contract was awarded in March 2019 and involved the supplier’s Radiology+ RIS application being rolled out across the trust’s sites in Chelsea and Sutton in order to manage clinical workflows within the radiology departments.

While the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a later-than-planned go live date, the system officially went live on 20 July 2020.

CCG to deploy prescribing decision tech

Newly formed NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG are to deploy prescribing decision technology, OptimiseRx.

The solution, provided by prescribing decision support experts FDB (First Databank), enables a message to be sent to prescribers when medications might require additional safety measures for patients, such as additional tests or supplementary drugs.

It also indicates when particular medicines might be potentially inappropriate, or drugs that might be more appropriate for a particular patient based on their specific medical history.

Covid accelerates Dudley’s information platform

And finally, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust accelerated the roll-out of an information sharing platform to help clinicians during the coronavirus outbreak.

The trust is one of the first in the UK to adopt the Allscripts’ dbMotion platform and was planning a full-scale deployment this summer, following internal testing and a proof of concept with local GPs.

When the pandemic arrived, it accelerated its plans and delivered the three to six-month project in just ten-weeks, starting with the data that would most help doctors to treat patients with Covid-19.

This included adding medications information from the IT system used by local GPs and data feeds from the trust’s pathology, imaging, and document management systems.