Secondary Care

Nottingham University Hospitals targets HIMSS level 7 with Nervecentre

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has announced its plans to introduce a range of new modules in partnership with Nervecentre to achieve HIMSS EMRAM level 7 in the next 12 months.

The trust is set to adopt new modules into inpatient and ED areas, including EPMA, structured clinical documentation, discharge summaries, care plans, fluid balance, clinical photography and FHIR-based interoperability.

It plans to achieve HIMSS level 7, the highest measure of adoption and utilisation of a complete electronic medical record, moving to a paperless environment and ensuring medical data is shared through standardised transactions.

Andrew Fearn, Director of Digital Services, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, commented: “Choosing Nervecentre as our partner for this important digital transformation was an easy choice for us, because our clinicians demand systems that are modern, intuitive and mobile. Nervecentre has been at the heart of our digital roadmap for many years and played a crucial role in helping us deliver safe and timely patient care.

“As we move through the gears of digital maturity and continue our push towards paperless care, it makes sense for us to build around a system that’s loved by clinicians and used routinely by teams both inside our hospitals and out in the community. We’re confident that Nervecentre will lay a strong foundation for high quality, connected care across Nottinghamshire.”

The trust has been using solutions from Nervecentre for the past 10 years, including tools to support clinical noting, clinical photography, sepsis, patient flow, and assessments.

Last year HTN interviewed Tracy Taylor, Chief Executive, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, who told us about how the trust benefited from the clinical photography module during the past year: “We started to use the photography module in Nervecentre during the pandemic and we were capturing over 4.5k images per month. This was so the multidisciplinary team could virtually get together and look at a multitude of sites including surgical, without having to go on the ward and be face to face with the patient.”