Gloucestershire Hospitals picks new content services platform from Hyland Healthcare

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) has chosen Hyland Healthcare’s OnBase content services platform to boost its IT infrastructure. The move is part of Gloucestershire’s wider digital transformation strategy.

The trust is set to switch a ‘core element’ of its electronic medical records system to OnBase, with the aim of enhancing interoperability across its existing systems. It’s also hoped it will help Gloucestershire to receive more insight into patient data and help inform its care decisions.

Gloucestershire will be integrating content services and enterprise imaging within the one platform, which also incorporates other products from the Hyland ‘suite’ – the web-based enterprise, diagnostic viewer, NilRead, and the Acuo vendor neutral archive (VNA).

It’s hoped that the partnership with Hyland and the move to a single platform will ‘allow clinical information, including unstructured content, such as consult notes and medical images’ to be accessible from within a secure archive, across clinical specialties and departments.

The integration of the new platform will mean that images and reports will be available in a ‘single view, in patient context within Allscripts EPR workflow,’ across the trust, and also enable ‘remote diagnostic image access and interpretation’.

Steven Hardy, Associate CIO and Head of Clinical Systems at GHNHSFT, said: “This is a key step in our five-year plan and journey to reach HIMMS level 6. We have made significant progress towards our goal of improving patient care and safety through strategic and innovative digital initiatives and the introduction of OnBase and the Acuo VNA is an important step in this journey. The ease of integration with existing clinical and enterprise-wide systems, alongside the opportunity to harness insights for research and better clinical outcomes, will create significant benefits. In addition this will enable clinicians to have all the information they need at their fingertips, to make informed clinical decisions.”

Haroon Iqbal, EMEA Healthcare Account Manager, Hyland, added: “The last 18 months have reinforced the fundamental importance played by an organisation’s enterprise content management infrastructure and enterprise medical imaging to support clinical and business needs. In addition to this our global experience in EPR integrations with local regional presence was something the trust were keen to take advantage of. With potential future requirements in other key areas of the organisation the trust are already exploring the possibilities of expanding the platform. We look forward to continuing our work with GHNHSFT to further enhance the patient experience and staff efficiency.”

In other news, Hyland recently acquired the content services platform and solutions provider, Alfresco. This followed on from its recent acquisition of Another Monday, a robotic process automation software developer.