Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells roll out ePMA resolution

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Belief has efficiently deployed Altera Digital Well being’s Dawn digital prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) resolution.

The brand new performance will assist to allow correct, well timed prescribing processes on the belief and enhance affected person security by means of elevated prescriber consciousness. As well as, it’s anticipated to boost workflows, bettering experiences for clinicians and releasing time for affected person care.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells first went dwell with the Dawn EPR in September 2021, earlier than Allscripts rebranded to Altera Digital Health. The brand new ePMA roll-out is embedded inside the EPR.

Mildred Johnson, chief pharmacist and chair of ePMA Challenge Board at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Belief, stated: “The system goes to utterly rework methods of working for our pharmacists, lots of whom are working digitally for the primary time.”

She continued: “We anticipate this to be particularly helpful in busy intervals, when medicine errors could be extra doubtless. The system has been arrange for an alert to be generated when there is a high-level drug interplay through the prescribing course of.”

The on-call docs and pharmacists at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells at the moment are supported to prescribe remotely, because the system could be accessed from wherever. This permits scientific workers to spend extra time with their sufferers, moderately than on the telephone organising the prescription of medicines.

Jane Saunders, programme director for EPR and digital transformation at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, stated: “The actual fact now we have been capable of obtain such speedy and impactful transformation is testomony to the collaboration between our staff and Altera Digital Well being.

“Our mission is to supply excellent care and this newest go-live helps us to attain that. Our digital journey is underpinned by our EPR, and it is a main step.”

The roll-out is the newest section of the belief’s 10-year digital transformation technique aimed toward bettering digital maturity.

The subsequent step for the belief is to work in the direction of piloting Digital Discharge Notification (EDN) throughout 4 wards, in addition to rolling-out the ePMA in maternity later this yr, adopted by paediatrics in 2024.

It additionally plans to deploy the Dawn Surgical Care resolution alongside the Provation iPro anaesthetic file later this yr.