Open standards have been developed to simplify integration within health and social care, making it easier to write complementary applications to enhance the functionality of the electronic health record (EHR). Access to these applications allows for more empowered clinicians and engaged citizens, unlocking the potential for important improvements in patient experience and outcomes. To this end, the use of common standards and open application programming interfaces (APIs) is expected to become more regular across NHS providers, as expressed in Matt Hancock’s technology strategy, ‘The Future of Healthcare’.
St James’s Hospital, Ireland’s largest acute hospital, has reached an important milestone in their digital journey over the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October. All inpatient encounters which were previously recorded on paper will now be recorded electronically on the hospital’s electronic patient record (EPR) system, Cerner Millennium.
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There is no doubt about it – providing excellent patient care requires our care teams to have access to the most up-to-date information available. Located in East London, St Joseph’s Hospice boasts a very long history of specialist palliative care. Among the biggest hospices in London with a large catchment area, St Joseph’s takes referrals from many different sources – be that a GP, hospital or community healthcare professional, or the patient or family themselves.
Integrated Care Systems (ICS) and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) aim to deliver the best possible quality of health and care, shift to value-based care and proactively improve outcomes for their populations. These transformation initiatives can now be more easily supported by sourcing a range of innovative services and technologies through NHS England’s new Health Systems Support Framework (HSSF). Cerner are proud to have been selected for all six of our submitted ‘lots’ on the new framework.
Cerner is pleased to announce a new collaboration with North London Partners (NLP), a partnership of health and care organisations across five London boroughs. The alliance will connect care information, share records, and apply advanced intelligence across North London to support NLP’s population health management initiatives, covering almost 1.5 million citizens.
by Cerner UK
17 December 2018
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WUTH) has been named among the ‘Most Wired’ hospitals for 2018, in a ranking published by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The programme recognises hospitals and health systems positioned at the forefront of digital care for improving outcomes, supporting population health management initiatives, and effectively using technology to deliver the highest possible quality of care for their patients.
by Cerner UK
4 December 2018
Västra Götalandsregionen (VGR) and Cerner Sweden have signed an agreement for a comprehensive digital healthcare environment for care providers in the region, including specialised and primary care. The solution will be implemented across 17 hospitals and 200 primary care centres.
by Jane Wilson | Kevin Fitzgerald
21 November 2018
The road to workflow optimisation is never easy, but there are a few best practices that can help smooth the way, and at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, we are always working to improve our practice. In 2017, we undertook a large-scale effort to optimise our clinical workflows. As anyone who has implemented an electronic health system knows, even after the final deadline is met, the process is not over. There are always new functionalities to install, data to leverage and opportunities to improve. Our aim with this project was to make sure the system was providing value for all our end users and that we were truly serving the needs of our patients.
by Inderjit Singh
14 November 2018
The need for effective sharing of health and care information to support new and emerging models of care is a clear priority for the National Health Service (NHS), as more organisations in our industry are moving toward integrated care and realising the need to manage total cost and quality of care for local populations.