System C has finalised a contract with Circle Health Group to deliver a new electronic patient record (EPR) which will help the independent hospital group to reduce its reliance on paper. 

The EPR will help the Circle Health Group to move towards a paperless environment at the point of care. With less time spent on admin, more time can be devoted to caring for the patients. The EPR from System C will improve patient care, support its digital strategy, and help it progress towards Stage 6 of the international HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) standard. 

It is hoped, the CareFlow EPR will be implemented across the group’s 54 hospitals and clinics with the first phase is anticipated to go live in June 2023. 

Ben Lloyd, chief integration officer at Circle Health Group, said: “Streamlined, simpler processes, and the use of mobile technology, will allow our staff to spend more time doing what they joined the profession to do – providing our patients with exceptional care.” 

Circle Health Group’s staff will have access to the right information at the right time to support the care they give to patients. System C EPR CareFlow includes outpatients, theatres, e-prescribing, clinical support, critical care, bed management, eObservations, patient portal and clinical documentation.

Nick Wilson, CEO of System C, said: “We are delighted to be working with Circle Health Group, which is so widely regarded throughout the UK for its commitment to clinical excellence and patient care. We share their vision of putting patients firmly at the centre of everything that we do and look forward to working on this project together, to enable staff to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients.” 

This summer, System C also signed a 10-year contract with The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for an EPR to support its digital ambitions.