Electronic Patient Records

Mark Simmons made this Freedom of Information request to Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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Dear Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust,

I am currently researching NHS Trust progress regarding the Five year Forward initiative for Trusts to go paperless and access patient information electronically at the point of care.

I would be most grateful if you could provide the information requested below as it relates to your trust. If you are unable to answer any question, or a particular question is not applicable because of a previous answer, please simply state so and move on to the next question.

I am aware of the calls on NHS time and am genuinely appreciative of you taking the time to provide the information requested.

Question One
Does the Trust have an Electronic Patient Record (EPR)?

If Yes:
Who is the principle software provider?

Are clinicians able to access patient records at the point of care (eg: at the bedside by cart, mounted PC etc) across all applicable locations?

If no:
Does the trust have a timetable to implement EPR?

Question Two
Has the trust fully implemented Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration (ePMR)?

If no, does the trust have an anticipated timescale for full implementation?

Question Three
Has the trust implemented PSAG (Patient Status at a glance/ Electronic white boarding for bed management)?

If Yes, fully or partially?

If partially or No, Does the trust have an anticipated timescale for full implementation

Yours faithfully,

Mark Simmons

FOI (Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust), Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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FOI (Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust), Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Dear Mark

Re: FOI_1819_126

Please find within a response to your request for information submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, which for clarity I have included below.

Request/Response:

Question One
Does the Trust have an Electronic Patient Record (EPR)?
Yes

If Yes:
Who is the principle software provider?
The Trust uses the Medway EPR system, from System C.

Are clinicians able to access patient records at the point of care (eg: at the bedside by cart, mounted PC etc) across all applicable locations?

Yes, clinicians can access patient records at the point of care, however, the Trust is looking to increase the number of devices available for this purpose to improve access.
This plan needs work on the Trust's infrastructure so that it is capable of taking the additional devices and there are planned improvements in this financial year.

If no:
Does the trust have a timetable to implement EPR?

Question Two
Has the trust fully implemented Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration (ePMR)?
No

If no, does the trust have an anticipated timescale for full implementation?
The Trust is currently in the process of working up a plan for the implementation of EPMA.

Question Three
Has the trust implemented PSAG (Patient Status at a glance/ Electronic white boarding for bed management)?
The Trust is working on the development of an in-house application that achieves the same thing, in conjunction with the bed management functions of our EPR.

If Yes, fully or partially?

If partially or No, Does the trust have an anticipated timescale for full implementation
This has completed its pilot phase and a roll out programme is being prepared.

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Chief Executive
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital
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