Secondary Care

First supplier integrates with e-RS

Docman, an Advanced company has announced it is the first to integrate technology with the NHS e-Referral Service (eRS).

The integration means referral and clinical information will be consumed directly into Docman RMS to present the consultant with a clinical summary sheet and all supporting information digitally, in one place. The integration, allowing for full end-to-end triage, is set to deliver both time and costs efficiency savings to NHS trusts.

The company said Docman RMS typically saves an organisation on average around 36 minutes per referral compared to when using paper, with the saving expected to rise thanks to the integration of the two platforms.

Western Sussex Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been using Docman RMS since Spring 2018 and will be the first customer to go live with the integration.

Phase one of the project at Western Sussex Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has involved technical integration and accreditation while phase two will offer consultants the option to accept, reject or redirect a referral. This functionality is expected to be available later this year.

Ric Thompson, Managing Director, Health and Care, Advanced “We’ve worked extremely closely with NHS Digital to support the digitisation of the referral process and remove the complexity a trust has in receiving and processing referral letters. We’re delighted to have supported Western Sussex Hospitals in its deployment of Docman RMS, which will enable the trust to drive significant efficiencies and save money.”