Jersey – Improving Cancer Care by Introducing Electronic Prescribing

Health and Social Services (HSSD) in Jersey has signed a contract with JAC to roll out their Chemotherapy Management System (CMS) product in the Oncology Department at The General Hospital to improve the service provided to cancer patients.

testThe General Hospital is a 250 bed hospital based in St Helier and serves the whole island, with a population of 100,000. The hospital has been using JAC’s Pharmacy Management (PSC) system for a number of years; and the decision to implement CMS was the next step in their commitment to implementing an end-to-end medicines management platform.

CMS is a web-based solution for prescribing, scheduling and managing therapies for chemotherapy patients. The system’s specialist functionality focuses on reducing errors, streamlining patient management and optimising efficiency. By rolling out CMS, HSSD aims to demonstrate the potential for e-prescribing to improve patient care in Oncology before rolling out an Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) system across the rest of the organisation.

On the new contract, Chief Pharmacist at the General Hospital, Paul McCabe, said: “We look forward to working with JAC and harnessing their expertise to build a system that will benefit our patients by not only improving on the existing operational and governance arrangements that the pharmacy and oncology departments have in place, but also improving their overall experience at our hospital.”