Secondary Care

Countess of Chester NHS FT picks Ideal Health as EPR implementation partner

Countess of Chester NHS FT has appointed Ideal Health as the implementation partner for its new EPR programme.

The company has partnered with the trust to support its implementation plans for a new EPR programme using Cerner Millennium.

Cara Williams, Chief Digital Information Officer and SRO for the EPR+ programme at Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, said: “As we are embarking on the implementation of our EPR+ programme, the Trust needed to find a partner who we were confident could help us successfully deliver the system.”

“Ideal Health demonstrated an approach which married up to our requirements and we are looking forward to working with them.”

The implementation will replace an existing EPR system with Cerner, and includes accident and emergency, anaesthetics, maternity, critical care and medications management modules. The project is expected to take nine months, with go live of EPR+ planned for the second quarter of 2021.

Chris Brimble, CEO, Ideal Health, said: “We are proud to partner with Countess of Chester and we are looking forward to utilising our experience to deliver a complete implementation programme for EPR+.”

“By taking the approach of using our comprehensive implementation service, we’re confident that Countess of Chester will have a successful experience and realise their ambitions of being a leader in utilising digital health to support care delivery.”

Ideal Health are presenting as part of HTN Summit at 11:00AM on 22nd September. The session ‘Defining the New Norm for EPR Implementations’ will explore the impact and challenges of implementing an EPR and other digital health systems through remote working and how methodologies can be adapted to create a new norm for successful implementations.

Register for the session here.