Our October roundup of contracts and go lives features news from The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS) agreeing a long-term deal with Orion Health.

Royal Free goes live with Cerner EPR

The start of the month saw The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust deploying the second phase of its electronic patient record (EPR) rollout.

The latest phase saw the Royal Free Hospital (one of three hospitals managed by the trust) going live with the Cerner-powered EPR on October 2.

Co-designed by clinical staff – including doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals – the programme aims to make sure it meets the needs of those using it and brings real benefits for their patients.

The EPR has already been rolled out across the Royal Free’s sister sites; Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells deploys Allscripts EPR

Royal Free was not the only trust to deploy a new EPR, as October saw Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust going live with one as well.

The trust has deployed Allscripts’ Sunrise EPR across both its hospitals’ emergency departments, as well as paediatric inpatient services, gastroenterology and neurology outpatients and ordering tests and making referrals across the trust.

The next steps for the trust are to deploy Sunrise across all inpatient adult wards for core clinical documents as well as the rollout of an ePMA this year and next.

Northampton General Hospital looks to IMMJ for electronic documentation

Away from EPRs, there was also activity at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust as it revealed it has selected IMMJ Systems to provide an electronic document management system (EDMS).

The contract will see Northampton General Hospital implement IMMJ’s MediViewer technology which will allow the trust to scan, index and archive existing paper records into a digital system. This follows Kettering General Hospital also selecting MediViewer in April 2019.

Northampton General is expected to be live with the solution across all specialties by July 2022, whilst Kettering General Hospital commenced their go-live in May of this year and are already on their way to a trust-wide deployment.

Cambridge and Peterborough ICS agree 8-year deal with Orion Health

It was also a big month for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough agreeing an eight-year contract with Orion Health to develop a shared care record.

The shared care record will be accessed by eight health and care organisations, along with all of the GP practices.

The integrated record will mean patients no longer to repeat information to different health settings, as all the information will be centrally accessible with information collated from data feeds from the IT systems used by health and social care providers.

Shared record deployed across Kent and Medway ICS

Another ICS also saw developments with its shared care record as Kent and Medway went live with a shared care record powered by Graphnet.

The aim is to provide health and care professionals with secure access to the health records of patients and bring together information from multiple health and care organisations.

With a wide range of data available at the point of care, patients will have a better experience when accessing care provisions and should see improved outcomes. Furthermore, those working within the healthcare sector will have the data they need to make informed decisions to enable safer, faster and better care.

Jersey selects IMS MAXIMS for area-wide EPR

Finally and most recently, towards the end of October saw the government of Jersey selecting IMS MAXIMS to provide the area’s electronic patient record.

The supplier will work alongside the government of the Channel Island to support the implementation of the Jersey Care Record, with the eventual aim of the area’s healthcare system reaching HIMSS level 7.