The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has selected a new imaging solution which will support patient care and optimise clinical experiences.

The trust will be using Hyland Healthcare’s PACSgear image capture solution to support patient data management. It will provide easier image capture and improved visibility of medical images and data.

The system will integrate with the Royal Marsden’s existing OnBase content services platform, which has enabled the trust to consolidate existing documents and optimise workflows and performance. Additionally, both products integrate with the Epic EPR which is due to go live at the trust in March 2023.

Lisa Emery, chief information officer at The Royal Marsden, said: “These technologies all work seamlessly together to create a comprehensive patient record, which helps us achieve one of our ultimate goals – for our care providers to be able to make the most informed decisions possible.”

PACSgear will make it easier for clinicians to capture and integrate medical images and data during endoscopy procedures. Images will be accessible from any specialty or department, eliminating information siloes. The new solution will also help to strengthen patient outcomes through enhanced clinical productivity, thanks to its ability to deliver a single view of all patient information.

Haroon Iqbal, senior EMEA healthcare account manager at Hyland, said: “By adding PACSgear to its OnBase deployment and subsequently integrating those platforms with Epic, The Royal Marsden is driving even more optimisation for its care providers and even better experiences to the patients they serve.”

The Epic launch comes under the Royal Marsden’s Digital Transformation Programme. Hyland’s OnBase integration for Epic will create one complete patient-centric record which will link all patient information, content and data from within the core application.

This proven integration will ensure the right information is with the right people at the right time to support informed decision making. It will also automate checklist processing to ensure compliance with external regulations, including deficiency tracking, referral management and subject access requests to ensure compliance with external regulations.

Last year the Royal Marsden partnered with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to use the digital experience and learning made by GOSH through its own clinically-led EPR implementation in 2019 to help inform its own EPR strategy.