Reference 2017-651

REF:            2017-651

Subject:        Electronic Medical Records and inpatient care program

 

Request:

  1. Is there an electronic system used for the clinical management of in-patients?

If yes:

  • Does it include and connect all the clinical (nursing, medical, physiotherapy etc.) assessments, drug chart, MEWS chart and documentation electronically, or are they completed in paper and then scanned in?
  • Is the same program used in all the clinical wards?
  • Is this provided by an external supplier, or has it been developed internally? If it’s an external supplier, which company is it and what is the name of the program?
  • Was the supplier chosen through a bidding process, and if yes, which other companies took part in it?
  • How can I have a view of it?
  • How much does it cost for purchase, service and technical support?
  1. Are Electronic Medical Records operating in the Trust?

If yes:

  • Do  they include and connect all the stages of a patient’s journey, from  referral to discharge, including in-patient and out-patient spells and details?
  1. Is the Trust operating with ‘preferred suppliers’, or could any supplier present a new product, after meeting the requirements of the ‘Suppliers Access Policy’?

 

 

 

Response:

At present out Trust does not have an EPR. We have recently procured the Allscripts system for implementation during 2019.