Following a procurement period, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust has announced it has selected TPP SystmOne as its sole electronic patient record (EPR) provider.

The agreement will mean the trust can provide one single, optimised patient record for every person who accesses their services, and the EPR will be rolled out across its entire geographical patch.

The solution will streamline the use of systems across all services, to support the care that is delivered at its 80 sites.

The deployment of SystmOne will help to further the sharing of information between different care providers in the region. With all patient data being held in a single place, it will ensure better use and access to vital healthcare information, making for a smoother patient experience.

Lee Rickles, chief information officer at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Increasing efficiencies for both our patients and staff is high on our agenda, and having one single, optimised EPR will help us achieve our ambitious vision.

“Embracing digital transformation is central to ensuring high-quality patient care and our dedication to improving the user experience, for both patients and our staff, will mean that the system will be designed around the needs of those who use it.”

With staff needing only access a single record for each patient, it will help to save valuable time and resources, support informed decision making and increase administration efficiencies. The EPR will also increase safety for patients.

Abigail Palin, account manager at TPP, said: “This is a significant step forward for care across the region, allowing for interoperability across physical and mental health services whilst delivering improvements in frontline delivery for clinicians and patients alike.

“As SystmOne is already being extensively used across Humber and North Yorkshire ICS, it’s great news that even more services across the region will benefit from more joined-up care and improved digitalisation.”

This summer TPP was spotted on Twitter offering GP practices financial incentives to switch to its SystmOne software, in a bid to gain supremacy over its main competitor, EMIS.