EPR and MDI Information Request - Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust,

I'd be grateful if you could please confirm the adoption of a full Electronic Patient Record (EPR) solution and Medical Device Integration (MDI) solution across your NHS Trust by kindly providing a response to the following information request:

Please Note: Definitions of each solution type are provided at the bottom of this request.

***** EPR - Information Request *****
Current EPR Supplier Name?
System Name?
Contract Commencement Date?
Contract Expiration Date?

If no EPR is installed, can you please confirm the following:
Does your NHS Trust currently adopt a Patient Administration System (PAS)?
If Yes, can you please confirm the NHS Trusts current PAS Supplier?
Does your NHS Trust have any plans to introduce a full EPR solution in the next two years?

***** MDI - Information Request *****
Does your NHS Trust currently adopt a Medical Device Integration solution across the Trusts ICU and Theatre departments to facilitate the exchange of data between Medical Devices (Patient Monitors, Ventilators etc.) and Patient Information Systems such as an EPR, PAS or other Clinical Information Systems (CIS)?

If so, can you please provide the following information:
Current MDI Supplier Name?
System Name?
Contract Commencement Date?
Contract Expiration Date?

If no MDI solution is installed, can you please confirm the following:
Does your NHS Trust have any plans to introduce an MDI solution in the next two years?

***** System Definitions *****
EPR – An electronic patient/health record is a digital version of a patient's paper chart.

MDI – Medical Device Integration refers to the interoperable linking of medical bedside devices (such as Patient Monitors, Ventilators etc.) to clinical information systems (such as an EPR) to facilitate automated exchange of data between the systems, removing manual paper driven processes.

PAS – Core enterprise systems, containing a Master Patient Index. Typically used by NHS Trusts to document the patient journey e.g. patient arrival tracking, patient identification, clinician who managed the appointment, the treatment the patient received, diagnosis and next steps. This core functionality, required by every NHS Trust typically covers admission, discharge and transfer.

CIS – Is a general name given to any system which collects and stores patient data. These systems may be deployed at department level, hospital level or indeed across entire healthcare systems.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Hennedy

FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Good Afternoon Mr Hennedy

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request which has been received and a response is being co-ordinated. Your reference number is FOI 24-003.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows 20 working days for the Trust to respond and the deadline for your request is 31 January 2024. In certain cases, the Act allows for an extension to this deadline. We will notify you as soon as possible if there is a need to extend the time limit.

The Trust has a statutory duty to provide advice and assistance to applicants. If you have any questions now or during the processing of your request, please email us at [email address], quoting the reference number above.

Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
[email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Hennedy

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find attached the Trust’s response.

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Thank you.

Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
[email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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