Royal Brompton & Harefield to implement Kainos

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust the largest specialist heart and lung NHS centre in the UK is to implement the Kainos cloud-managed Evolve Electronic Medical Records (EMR). The deal will see the Kainos Evolve EMR platform migrate from an on-premise solution to a Microsoft Azure cloud-hosted managed service.

Brendan Mooney, chief executive of Kainos, said: “This is a very-exciting project for us and we’re delighted to work with one of the most-innovative trusts in the UK to become a pathfinder for cloud-based infrastructure within the NHS.”

“The trust will benefit from advanced security, fully-managed end-to-end operational maintenance, managed upgrades by dedicated Evolve platform experts and ease of scalability, all of which support the trust’s ambitions as a digital leader in the NHS.”

The move to the cloud is part of a major transformational programme to enable efficient and effective approaches to patient care through the use of digital and technology solutions.

Joanna Smith, the trust’s chief information officer, said: “By investing in IT services and solutions that third-party vendors such as Kainos have proven experience in, our internal IT function can focus on supporting our clinical teams to bring real benefits to our patients.”