Our latest monthly roundup of contracts and go lives features news from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership.

Leeds looks to Agilisys for data platform

The end of July saw Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust selecting Agilisys to provide a cloud-based data platform which will support the trust’s digital strategy.

The platform will provide reporting and analytics services, with tools to help trust colleagues handle the more than 50million pieces of data which are created every month. The platform will also support colleague collaboration and enable users to explore and exploit data.

Agilisys will also establish and embed a Data Management Framework designed to support the trust’s ambition for digitally-enabled, integrated patient-centred care with data incorporated at every level of the organisation.

Gloucestershire Health and Care and Civica partner up

July also saw Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (GHC) and Civica striking up a partnership which means that patients can look forward to more responsive and flexible care while clinicians will have better joined-up access to records.

The five-year deal will see Civica digitise 300,000 paper health records and deliver a cloud-based Electronic Document Records Management Solution (EDRMS).

The Cito EDRMS provides improved integration for single view of patient records, giving staff instant access to patient information. This includes the viewing of larger documents, photos and videos which are not accessible by the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) systems the trust use.

The software offers improved viewing, searching and filtering capabilities to enable clinicians to quickly access the information they need, and deliver the best possible care to their patients. Its introduction will help create one shared system, accessible by all, fully integrating with the trust’s main EPR system, as well as Gloucestershire’s Joining Up Your Information shared care record.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight CHIE gives live with Orion

Then in August we has the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE) has completed its transition to Orion Health six months later than planned.

The shared care records were officially moved over to Orion Health in March, leading to a reported usage increase of 130,000 patient records viewed in June.

CHIE launched 17 years ago, and since then millions of documents have been shared between doctors, nurses, social workers and pharmacists in Hampshire.

The shared record system forms part of the Wessex Local Health and Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE), along with Dorset Care Record.

The programme is looking to extend the shared records to new settings, starting with care homes, in a bid to increase the depth of data shared with users to help them bake more informed decision about patient care.

Lancashire and South Cumbria goes with Better

Finally we also reported on how Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership has signed a deal for an openEHR platform for its regional medicines record.

Using Better’s openEHR and the Better Meds software solution, the agreement aims to integrate services across the 1.8 million population it serves.

Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership (HCP) will now be able to offer a shared medicines record via a centrally managed system when a patient is transferred to different health providers across the region.

The contract is the first step in the region’s strategy to provide a consolidated medicines record platform that is accessible by any authorised healthcare professional in any of the region’s care settings.