Secondary Care

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to deploy Allscripts

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has chosen Allscripts to deliver an electronic patient record and help it achieve its digital ambitions over the next ten years.

The trust already uses the Allscripts patient administration system, following a go-live in October last year. It will now roll-out the Sunrise clinical suite in a phased deployment that is likely to start next autumn.

Chief executive Miles Scott “My ambition for the trust is to deliver outstanding staff and patient experience. Sunrise will support that by giving clinicians the information they need to deliver excellent patient care. At the same time, investment in digital solutions will give us the data we need to respond to the demand and financial pressures we are facing.”

Director of IT, Michael Beckett said the trust’s deployment of the Allscripts PAS made Sunrise a “natural progression” for the organisation.

Jim MacDonald, CCIO “At the moment, clinicians move between paper and IT systems to find the information they need,” he said. “Having the right information, in the right place, at the right time, will enable us to improve our working processes and patient care.”

Neighbouring East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is an Allscripts PAS and Sunrise customer, having signed up for Sunrise in December 2016. Nearby Medway NHS Foundation Trust is an Allscripts PAS customer.

Steve Brain, vice president and UK managing director of Allscripts, said: “Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells’ decision to extend its relationship with Allscripts is a huge vote of confidence in us as a digitisation partner, and we look forward to working with them on a full breadth and depth EPR deployment.