Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has selected healthcare informatics provider Epro to implement a clinically focused digital platform. 

The solution includes technology that will speech-enable clinical applications, a mobile platform and clinical documentation. It also supports end-to-end outpatient management, inpatient flow, and integration with existing technology solutions. It is hoped the platform will help to boost the hospital’s efficiency by improving inpatient and outpatient flow and supporting administration processes for the hospital.  

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital has a history of pioneering digital transformation. Back in 2013 it was one of the first trusts to implement an Electronic Patient Record (EPR), while last year it was announced to be amongst the second wave of trusts joining the Digital Aspirant Programme.  

Vishal Luther, CCIO and consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, said: Epro will enable us to enhance the end-to-end process of dictating letters prior to being sent to patients. It will enable clinicians to use the speech recognition functionality to produce their letters quicker, and provide an analytics tool that will enable the service to be reviewed continually, highlighting areas for improvement. 

“The implementation of Epro will provide Liverpool Heart and Chest with a number of benefits both clinically and administratively. Such benefits include: improvements to workflows, more structured clinic letters, and also reducing the current typing backlog to ensure the trust reaches key SLA targets.” 

Jonathan Elliott, managing director of Epro, added:We are incredibly excited to be a part of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) digital transformation journey. When we first set out, our goal was to create a solution which provided better information more efficiently at the point of care, and to be working alongside LHCH – which shares many of the same goals and values that we do – is an honour.”