NHS docs use workflow solution to access patient data

By Jamie Thompson
03:53 PM
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Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has selected the Carefx solution suite to provide clinicians with access to patient data from multiple systems through a single, integrated view.

The clinicians at Royal Derby Hospital will be able to access real-time information supporting decision-making, patient care and safety via the portal. Implemented in partnership with iSOFT, the portal is built on Carefx’s interoperability platform.

“We already have a very comprehensive repository of clinical information using iSOFT’s i.CM system. Carefx technology will allow us to build on this by providing a more user-friendly display, collating patient information in a summary screen in the exact way clinicians wish to see it,” said Paul Regan, Head of EPR and IT Projects at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

“The trust will take a phased approach to implementing the portal and will initially focus on providing an intuitive interface within the outpatient department in order to reduce the need for paper case notes enabling a much quicker and easier way to access information,” he added.

Multidisciplinary teams will use the simple navigation so that information can be accessed efficiently and according to workflow.  Several “portlets” will display demographics, alerts, outpatient prescribed medications, orders and results, clinical correspondence and specialty-based information.

“This contract is further proof that our portal solution is ideal for the needs of the NHS at this time. More trusts are turning to clinical portals to meet the needs of their frontline staff in order to provide better care for their patients,” said Wayne Parslow, European vice president and general manager at Carefx.