The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and North West London ICS have moved one step closer to their goal of having a paperless environment. 

Following a procurement process, the trust has awarded a seven year contract to IMMJ Systems for the deployment of its MediViewer electronic document management system (EDMS). The move will align the region and the integrated care system (ICS) by ensuring that Hillingdon Hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust are all using the same document management platform. All sites are expected to be live by the end of 2021.

Back in September 2019, the trust deployed MediViewer across its emergency department. This next step will see the digitisation of all paper medical records in its initial phase. Subsequent phases will see clinical users accessing patient records from any location across the ICS.

The digitisation of records will support the ICS trusts as they move into their recovery planning post-Covid and plans to move patient and clinical services across all 12 sites in the region.

Robbie Cline, joint CIO for both The Hillingdon Hospitals and London North West said: “It is a great opportunity for Hillingdon to be embarking on a journey with London North West and Imperial by digitising records into the same system. There are significant benefits from clinicians being able to access the medical records of their patients from all three organisations. This will enable us to deliver care more flexibly across the sector, which is particularly important in supporting our covid-19 recovery plans.”

Extending MediViewer across all specialities in the trust will change the way clinicians deliver patient care for the better and improve the overall patient experience.

Michael van de Weg, CEO at IMMJ Systems, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Trusts across the North West London ICS region to deliver digital transformation and to unlock the value this can provide in sharing clinical information across an Integrated Care System.

“Our clinical EDMS solution, MediViewer, is already live within The Hillingdon Hospitals Emergency Department and we are honoured to be selected to extend the solution to all specialties across the Trust.”