Secondary Care

Royal Marsden and UCL join with enterprise imaging

Royal Marsden and University College London will use Hyland Healthcare’s enterprise imaging solution to tackle the fragmentation of patient data.

The trusts are joining together patient health data and systems to ensure all clinicians have a comprehensive view of the information they need.

The need to share and distribute between the two organisations is seen as vital with The Royal Marsden being a Trust dedicated to cancer. The enterprise platform also integrates with the EPIC, Chipsoft and in-house developed EMR systems the trusts use.

Marcus Thorman, chief financial officer at The Royal Marsden, said: “Following an initial rollout of the product in some key clinical areas, we look forward to continuing to work with Hyland as we expand the use of the product across our hospital sites and start to realise the benefits to our patients and staff.”

Darren Ferguson, a customer solution consultant with Hyland’s Global Healthcare Services Group, who managed the Royal Marsden project, explained: ”The Royal Marsden is a unique customer in the UK as it is the only NHS Trust dedicated to cancer care and has a close relationship with the Institute for Cancer Research. This makes interoperability and distribution of imaging all the more important, as the hospital is engaging with outside organisations in this important work.”

Susan deCathelineau, vice president of global healthcare sales and services at Hyland, concluded: “These progressive healthcare organisations exemplify the way Hyland’s future-ready, interoperable technology solutions can transform medical imaging and clinical content, delivering the critical information needed to make better healthcare decisions and improve patient outcomes.”

“The advanced applications also provide foundations for the healthcare institutions to leverage some of the most exciting emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, 3D medical printing and more.”