Secondary Care

Kent Community goes live with Rio EPR

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust has gone live this month with the core part of the electronic patient record from Servelec.

The trust is also in the process of implementing Servelec’s cloud-based interoperability platform Conexes, to share data between systems and apps.

The first phase of the EPR programme went live across Kent Community’s children’s services this summer, as a five-part phased roll out. 2,615 staff are now live using the system, with a further 1,800 to be enabled shortly.

Donna Conway, Head of IT Projects at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Servelec has provided us with an entirely end-to-end solution with the Rio EPR. We’re already seeing improved interoperability between internal systems due to the flow of data the system provides.”

The next and penultimate phase of the rollout, is planned to take place this month, and will see the completion of the migration of patient community hospital records into Rio, enabling the trust to stop dual running across systems.

Steve Wightman, Healthcare Managing Director at Servelec, said: “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on this project with Kent Community. They are truly a progressive trust, seeing the value in joined up care in the region and helping health and social care become better connected to improve the patient experience.”

“Kent County Council is a long term customer of Servelec, using our entire local government suite, this presents the opportunity for both organisations to seamlessly share relevant information with each other. I look forward to seeing the final stage of the implementation bring further functionality to the EPR, including mobile working, which will mean staff no longer have to duplicate data entry and can update records on the go.”