East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Belief EPR goes dwell

This weekend East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Belief went dwell with its new digital affected person file (EPR), reworking how its employees will work and the care they ship sufferers.

eLancs has been designed to enhance affected person care throughout the area, by changing paper-based notes and data with a brand new vary of digital instruments and applied sciences.

The brand new EPR ensures that belief clinicians have all the data they should make higher, simpler choices for his or her sufferers. The system offers automated entry to a collection of choice help instruments, making certain all choices are made primarily based on one of the best out there data out there.

As well as, eLancs will enhance communication throughout clinicians and groups, minimise duplication and scale back a number of the information assortment burdens by permitting for automated information seize.

East Lancashire initially signed a deal for the EPR with Cerner in April 2021. The system was resulting from go dwell on the finish of final yr, nevertheless, in the course of the testing section difficulties have been recognized referring to how the system interfaces with different present programs being utilized by the belief. This delayed the deliberate go-live till now.

Forward of this summer time’s go dwell, employees at hospital providers and group care in Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn, the Ribble Valley and Rossendale underwent a 10-week, role-specific coaching programme.

The belief additionally recruited practically 1,000 ambassadors and superusers from a variety of job features who are actually offering help to colleagues as they start to familiarise themselves with the system.

The belief has bold plans for the way forward for eLancs, noting on a webpage in regards to the mission: “We’re at the moment working with Lancashire and South Cumbria Built-in Care System and different regional suppliers in growth of an answer that may feed into native trusts. It’s important sufferers can transfer easily between providers.”

At present, the service is used throughout care settings, in response to the webpage: “The system is a hosted system working by way of East Lancashire Networks. Any group website that has entry to East Lancashire’s community will, with the right permissions and entry be capable to log into the system. EMIS will proceed for use in the neighborhood.”