The government of Jersey has selected IMS MAXIMS to provide the areas electronic patient record.

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

The MAXIMS electronic patient record (EPR) offers a safe, paperless, clinical record supported by a patient management solution, according to a statement from the supplier.

Professor Enda McVeigh, chief clinical information officer for Jersey Health and Community Services, said: “This new cloud based EPR system will enhance the efficiency and transparency of our health care system in Jersey.

“It will help to provide the ‘digital dividend’ that other commercial areas outside health have had and that health is now starting to experience. This new EPR will become one of the key enablers of the Jersey Care Model as we work toward a new digital enabled health care system in Jersey.”

The technology from IMS MAXIMS is used in the NHS in the UK, the HIE in Ireland and independent hospital groups in both regions.

Its patient administration system (PAS), clinical workflow, clinical noting, order communications, ePrescribing, eObs, eWhiteboards, maternity, theatres, patient portal modules provide a complete end-to-end solution for healthcare providers.

It is hoped they will ensure Jersey can meet all the objectives set by its Department of Health and Community Services for 2021, including:

  • Improved Islanders’ experience of health and community services
  • Improved health outcomes of islanders
  • Improved partnership working to deliver person-centred, sustainable and safe health and community services as detailed in the Jersey Care Model (JCM)
  • Improved working environment for staff increasing recruitment and retention
  • Improved resilience of health and community services, particularly in relation to any Covid-19 related surge in health cases
  • High quality safe services with good clinical and corporate governance functions
  • Deliver services within the financial envelope assigned to HCS

Neill McAnaspie, chief innovation officer at IMS MAXIMS, said: “We’re delighted to be working with government of Jersey to deliver their digital healthcare objectives on the island.

“We look forward to collaborating and developing new ideas and concepts to bring about new innovation in healthcare.”