Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust signs with Cerner
February 23, 2017
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have signed their contract with Cerner and will share a Millennium Electronic Health Record (EHR) with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
London – 23.02.2017 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have signed their contract with Cerner. The Trust will share a Millennium Electronic Health Record (EHR) with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in order to provide patients with better care and experience.
The two Trusts have seven hospitals all within 10 miles of each other, with many clinicians working across these hospitals and providing care to many of the same patients. This project will help them face the local challenges with shared integrated care pathways across the seven sites.
Geoff Segal, General Manager, Cerner UK & Ireland, said “We are very excited to work with Chelsea and Westminster and Imperial in what is the first partnership of this type for Cerner in the UK. Shared integrated workflows create the opportunity for knowledge that can be acted on to generate better patient outcomes. The Chelsea and Westminster partnership with Imperial College Healthcare is a great opportunity to show how the NHS can create shared clinical pathways to provide better care for the specific needs of local communities and create models that can be shared more broadly across the NHS.”
Clinical, technical and transformation teams at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust will work together to develop the shared system to allow maximum benefit to patients.
The shared system will hold information about a patient’s clinical care at either Trust so that doctors and nurses are able to access relevant information about their treatment irrespective of where it was received. This will improve coordination of patient care and make it more efficient, and develop shared clinical pathways for patients treated by both Trusts.
Zoe Penn, Medical Director for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Many of us have experienced the benefits of using the latest technology in our daily lives. The NHS needs to get up to speed with this worldwide digital revolution in order to improve care and experience for patients and staff alike. By implementing this new electronic patient record system we have the benefit of a tried and trusted system and approach to rollout as well as improved, more joined up care for our patients.”
Dr Julian Redhead, Medical Director for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “By working in partnership we have the opportunity to pool experience so that the system can be refined to support the development of new care pathways and models of care. This gives us far more scope to improve services for patients than if we were working alone.”
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