Our latest roundup of contracts and go lives features news from NHS Tayside, who signed a deal to deploy Alcidion’s early warning monitoring system and more. 

North East London ICS signs deal with Patients Know Best

We start with news from North East London Health and Care Partnership, who penned a deal with Patients Know Best (PKB) which will see its 2.2million patients receiving access to a personal health record (PHR).

The contract will mean patients will have access to PKB’s platform which brings together patient data from health and social care providers and the patient’s own data, into one secure personal health record. Patients can login to access everything from appointment letters and test results to their multi-disciplinary care plans.

In anticipation of the rollout, the Integrated Care System (ICS) has already enabled the Patients Know Best (PKB) and NHS App integration, a move that will ensure current and future users can access their personal health records via the NHS app.

NHS Tayside deploys Alcidion’s early warning monitoring system

The end of March saw NHS Tayside sign up to deploy an early warning system from Alcidion which aims to improve visibility of the sickest patients, enhance patient safety and reduce the number of cardiac arrests.

The Scottish NHS Board signed a five-year deal with the health tech company which will see Miya Observations – an electronic monitoring system, formerly known as Patientrack – being rolled out across its regional network.

The system will be used to electronically record vital signs and patient observations, produce charts, automatically calculate patient early warning scores, generate clinical alerts and document a number of clinical assessments.

Critical information will be shared as soon as it is recorded and clinical staff will be alerted when patients show signs of deterioration, enabling healthcare staff to intervene quickly and focus on those patients who are most in need.

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rolls out pilot openEPMA system

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) has gone live with a pilot of an open Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (openEPMA) system.

The system, which has been created by Interneuron, will replace the current paper-based system at RNOH and will mean that prescribing, medicines administration and dispensing across the Trust can be delivered digitally.

Clinical members of staff will be able to administer drugs from the latest ID3 Medicine Carts and the new technology allows these to be linked with a touch screen facility as well as digi-lockable drawers ensuring the highest level of patient safety.

Graphnet shared record to unite Black Country and West Birmingham ICS

The news at the end of March continued as Black Country and West Birmingham ICS teamed up with Graphnet Health to deliver an ICS-wide shared record that will provide enhanced care for residents.

The integrated care record will cover Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Snadwell and West Birmingham and will enable professionals to access a single view of key shared information at the point of care for 1.5million residents.

The large-scale programme will support better and safer care for residents by integrating hundreds of information feeds from the region’s GP practices, councils, acute trusts, mental health trust, ambulance trust, specialist trust, hospices and care homes.

The Christie signs deal with Aire Logic for data-driven openEHR programme

As April commenced, we saw The Christie NHS Foundation Trust sign a deal with Aire Logic which will see the health and care IT consultancy deliver a datacentric openEHR programme.

The £1.6million agreement will support the modernization of The Christie’s electronic health record (EHR) and use openEHR standards that align with the NHS England Data saves lives strategy.

The Trust selected Aire Logic to provide software engineering, devops and architecture expertise to deliver multiple aspects of the EHR programmes.

It will see The Christie’s engineering team expand and a multi-disciplinary approach supporting digital teams to work directly with healthcare professionals on the project.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire implement Alcidion’s Miya Flow

Lastly, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust has become the first NHS community trust to sign up to Alcidion’s Miya Flow technology.

Miya Flow will provide healthcare staff with interactive electronic dashboards to help them manage the flow of patients, who are spread across six community hospitals in the county.

It will allow staff to use journey boards to manage bed capacity, giving early visibility of patients who need beds, alongside clinically contextual information.

This will mean community hospitals within Worcestershire can now streamline patient journeys, deliver timely care and discharge and more easily and efficiently manage beds across multiple sites.