Airedale NHS Foundation Trust hospital system to connect docs and patients

By Jamie Thompson
02:08 PM

TPP and Accenture have signed a three-year agreement with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to implement a full hospital system that will allow physicians to access patient data.

Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will deploy TPP’s SystmOne solution to enable physicians to exchange health information for more than 200,000 patients in the area.

“Not only will Airedale clinicians benefit from truly integrated functionality, which will increase efficiency and improve patient care, but patients across the entire region will now potentially be able to share their electronic patient record with every service that cares for them,” said John Parry, clinical director, TPP.

The SystmOne solution includes a patient administration system, ambulatory and emergency department management and hospital bed management modules. The first phase of the bed management modules will be in the Medical Admissions Unit by the end of the year, and will be extended hospital-wide, with remaining e-prescribing and e-discharge modules deploying in 2013.

Approximately 80 physicians,10 palliative organizations and 100 community services in the Bradford and Airedale region are currently using SystmOne.
“SystmOne offers us the potential to join up patient care across primary, secondary and social care, creating ‘one patient, one record.”  This means that clinicians in any care setting will have access to appropriate information about a patient. With SystmOne, we will get closer to our vision of a shared electronic patient record across all our services,” said Tim Rycroft, head of IT and information governance at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.