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St. George's Goes Live with First-of-Type Cerner Critical Care System

19 November 2014

St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has become the first trust in the UK to implement Cerner’s critical care solution with device integration, driving improvements to clinical quality and efficiency in St. George’s paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The iBus CareAware solution gathers real time readings from bedside monitors and ventilators in the PICU. At a simple click of a button, results are pulled into PowerChart, saving nurses’ time having to transcribe them manually and providing more time for them to spend on patient care.

iNet is a documentation application that allows critical care clinicians to electronically place orders, document, view, trend and filter data from a single location. It enables nurses to access and chart patient information in real time at the bedside and facilitates reliable and timely information-sharing across multidisciplinary care teams. This creates an efficient process connecting the documentation to each patient, improves the quality of the data collected, and allows nurses to remain close to the patient throughout the charting process.

The solution is also fully integrated with the trust’s electronic patient record (EPR), enabling specialists to follow their patients remotely and to proactively view and use data as it is collected in PICU. This enables them to make timely decisions about their patients from anywhere in the trust without having to depend on staff to find and provide information.  It also means that the should the patient need to return to St George’s their records will be able to track their activities and provide better information to their care team.

Feedback from both nurses and clinicians has been positive. Staff Nurse, Laura Attwood said, “Using iBus saves essential time which means that we have more time for patient personal care.”

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Notes to Editors For more information please contact: Evon Wheeler (+44) 020 8725 4011, evon.wheeler@stgeorges.nhs.uk

St George's Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest healthcare providers in the UK. Its main site, St George’s Hospital – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. As well as acute hospital services, the trust provides a wide variety of specialist and community hospital based care and a full range of community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, 11 health centres and clinics, schools and nurseries, patients' homes and Wandsworth Prison.

Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information, and systems, at approximately 14,000 facilities worldwide. Recognised for innovation, Cerner solutions assist NHS Trusts and clinicians in making and documenting care decisions and enable organisations to manage the health of populations. The company provides clients with a wide range of in-house services, as well as an integrated clinical system to help organisations manage quality, outcomes and revenue.

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