Digital Health’s monthly roundup of contracts and go lives covers The Royal Marsden’s Epic EPR go-live and the launch of the new Digital Health Intelligence clinical imaging service.

CliniSys and mTuitive partner on digital pathology bundle

Clinisys has formed a partnership with mTuitive and integrated its xPert™ reporting solution with the Clinisys WinPath Enterprise laboratory information system and VUE diagnostic console, a patient care and lab workflow system.

Simon Hurst, VP, global strategic partnerships and business development observed that there remains a large disparity between the demand for cellular pathology and the histopathologists available to meet it.

He said: “That is putting a huge focus on digitisation, to make the best use of the resource available, and to enable people to work remotely, if that is what they want to do.

“We see synoptic reporting (reporting specific data elements in a specific format within a surgical pathology report) as fitting within the digital pathology bundle that we need to provide to customers looking to address those challenges.”

The Royal Marsden goes live with new Epic EPR ‘Connect’

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with Connect, a new electronic patient record (EPR) powered by Epic.

Connect launched on Friday 17 March as part of a transformation programme the trust is taking part in to significantly improve its technological capabilities.

The trust announced on social media that there will be some after-effects of moving to a new digital health record whilst staff adapt to the changes.

A tweet on the official The Royal Marsden Twitter account read: “As staff get used to working with our new Connect system, there will be some delays to our services and longer on-the-day waiting times for appointments, prescriptions and test results.

“We would like to thank you for your understanding as we adapt to the new platform. Staff are doing all they can to continue to provide outstanding levels of care while learning to use a new system. Thank you in advance for your patience and consideration.”

Digital Health Intelligence launches new clinical imaging service

Digital Health Intelligence, the NHS IT sector’s leading market intelligence platform, has launched a dedicated new service focused on clinical imaging market opportunities.

The new Clinical Imaging intelligence service enables clients to understand and target commercial opportunities across the NHS clinical imaging landscape, including X-ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, and nuclear modalities.

The Clinical Imaging service is complimentary to the current Digital Health Intelligence Service, which provides detailed data on the clinical systems, hardware and infrastructure used by every NHS provider organisation, together with details of key contacts, contract tenders and awards. 

The new service provides subscribers with market-wide and individual visibility of clinical imaging equipment installations and contract end dates across 150 NHS organisations.  

Order Comms go-live at Leicester bolsters progressive EPR roll-out

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) have successfully deployed Nervecentre Order Comms across their three large hospitals, one of the final focus areas of the trust’s progressive EPR programme roll-out with Nervecentre.

The Order Comms roll-out was deployed across all three hospital sites over a short-time period and only needed minimal staff training to safely use the new module instantly.

Order Comms supports clinical workflow and processes and is a fully integrated part of the Nervecentre EPR. The patient safety advantages of Order Comms include summary dashboards showing easy-to-view visibility of tests that are outstanding or require review.

The search functionality is improved and more intuitive; at the same time reductions in errors -through the ability to positively identify patients and print pathology labels at the bedside – removes the need for hand-written patient details.

Greater Manchester advances digital pathology with Sectra

NHS laboratories across Greater Manchester have begun to go live with technology that will transform how pathologists across the region collaborate – helping to improve timely diagnosis of cancers and other illnesses.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, which hosts one of seven NHS laboratories in Greater Manchester, has now become the first in the region’s pathology network to complete technical go-live of the digital pathology module of an enterprise imaging solution from Sectra.

The same system is already being used by every trust in the region to view and report on radiology imaging.

Stockport’s technical deployment will be rapidly followed by other go-lives in the region, and a period of extensive clinical testing. The deployment will eventually allow NHS pathologists across all of Greater Manchester to swap microscopes for digital images that can be rapidly accessed from anywhere by in-demand specialists.

It is anticipated that enhanced use of the region’s pathology workforce will help to drive faster test results for patients.