Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is due to deploy an anaesthesia solution and emergency EPR module to ease pressure on emergency department staff, theatres and recovery.

The A&E department at the trust’s Darent Valley Hospital will use Miya Emergency, an additional module of Alcidion’s open standards Modular EPR, Miya Precision, which is already in use across the trust.

Miya Emergency will extend benefits from the EPR to the trust’s emergency department, such as e-noting and clinical decision support functionality, which will proactively suggest appropriate routine tasks for clinical teams under pressure.

The module will be deployed to respond directly to the department’s clinical priorities. Functionality will support efficient patient registration and triage and will also integrate requests and results from diagnostics.

It will contribute directly to streamlined patient flow through emergency and onto the next care destination, as appropriate. Staff will also use the system to address monitoring and reporting requirements, including providing data for the national Emergency Care Data Set.

The trust has also signed a five-year deal with a new entrant to Alcidion’s partner network, Provation, to implement a digital anaesthesia documentation solution.

Provation iPro is an anaesthesia information management system (AIMS) which will integrate with the trust’s existing solutions including the EPR and will allow the trust to move away from paper-based anaesthesia records.

The system will be rolled-out across the trust’s pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative locations across Dartford and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

Provation iPro, the world’s first mobile AIMS, will automate and simplify anaesthesia documentation and assist staff in efficiently capturing and managing patient information as they create a complete anaesthesia record. The system is expected to help the trust manage compliance and improve patient safety.

Neil Perry, director of digital transformation at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, said: “From day one, our digital transformation has been focussed on delivering what our clinicians need.

“Clinicians working in areas like our A&E and theatres are under continual pressure. Deploying technologies that can alleviate clinical burden and make data more useful, is an important step on our journey.

“I look forward to seeing Miya Emergency and Provation iPro in action and helping our clinical teams respond to the demands they face.”

Alcidion’s Miya Precision is not their only technology being implemented in hospitals and trusts across the NHS. In recent weeks, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust announced they will deploy Miya Flow, as did Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, becoming the first community trust to do so.

Kate Quirke, CEO at Alcidion, said: “It is always rewarding to see our technology applied to helping the NHS, and in this case highly regarded technology of one our partners.

“NHS organisations continue to show a real appetite for genuinely helpful technology, none more so than Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust. I look forward to seeing the benefits emerge for healthcare professionals from this latest development.”