New Victoria Hospital in London has selected MEDITECH Expanse as its new electronic patient record (EPR) to advance care delivery and remain competitive in the healthcare market.

The new web-based EPR will provide a more complete and easier-to-navigate digital patient record, while improving efficiencies and enabling better clinical outcomes.

It will allow the organisation to accelerate its implementation timeline with unmatched ease and afford them the freedom to focus its resources on patient care, productivity, and regulatory demands. The secure, cloud-hosted infrastructure is designed to protect systems and their data, providing added peace of mind.

New Victoria Hospital selected MEDITECH Expanse after a lengthy evaluation of EPR systems in Europe and the United States. The organisation assessed systems on functionality, longevity, cost, and reputation, and determined that Expanse was the best platform to support its goals for improving clinician and patient experiences.

David Marshall, CEO of New Victoria Hospital, said: “Technology is vital to the future of healthcare. Implementing Expanse puts our hospital in good stead for the next ten years. Our partnership with MEDITECH will empower us to use digital tools and technology like AI to continue to grow our business in an increasingly challenging world.”

The EPR will be hosted on Google Cloud Platform through MEDITECH UK and will strengthen the hospital’s patient engagement efforts with the introduction of a patient portal, enabling patients to access their health data along with an array of time-saving features, including electronic forms and questionnaires.

Marshall added that the increased interoperability of Expanse will enable the charity-owned organisation to continue to be competitive as one of the few remaining independent hospitals in the country.

“The private healthcare market is changing rapidly, and interoperability is essential. Patients and insurers will soon be able to book outpatient appointments from websites not owned by New Victoria, so we need a platform that can support these advancements. Expanse is that platform,” he said.

New Victoria Hospital are following in the footsteps of the likes of the Norfolk and Waveney ICB, who announced MEDITECH as the new EPR supplier for three foundation trusts in the area back in August 2023.