Bupa partners with IMS Maxims

Bupa Cromwell Hospital is partnering with IMS MAXIMS to deploy the company’s electronic order communications and results reporting (OCS & RR) that will introduce new processes to improve the accessibility of medical tests.

As part of the private hospital’s ongoing investment programme into its estate and infrastructure, it will be using MAXIMS OCS & RR to digitise the way in which clinicians manage diagnostic tests, starting with radiology and pathology services. Staff will be able to order and view results instantly and eliminate the delays, bottlenecks and errors associated with paper-based systems that rely on manual interventions.

Supporting the hospital’s best of breed approach to digital, MAXIMS will integrate with the existing patient administration system (PAS) and diagnostic systems, giving clinical staff access to results when they are on and off-site, at any time. Clinicians can be confident that the order has been sent to the right person without the risk of transcription errors, and can track its progress within the patient’s health record.

Paul Cowley, IT Director, Bupa Health Services, said: “The roll-out of order comms and results reporting is the natural next step for us to extend our digitised record towards a fully integrated EPR across the hospital.

“We have ambitious plans for using digital to reconfigure and improve our services, and to achieve them in our timescales, we wanted a partner that could integrate into our team and provide support from concept through to deployment. It’s why we opted for the MAXIMS transformation package.”

Preparations for implementation have commenced and the go-live is expected in Spring 2018, with discussions about further deployment and additional functionality planned for later in the year.