Secondary Care

States of Guernsey selects EPR suppliers

States of Guernsey Health and Social Care has named the suppliers for its new electronic patient record system, which forms part of its ‘My eHealth Record’ transformation plans.

The programme, My eHealth Record, aims to create one electronic view of each patient, with an ultimate aim to modernise its health and social care provision.

IMS MAXIMS has been selected for acute and mental health services, and Servelec will provide the EPR functionality for community and child health services.

The procurement process started 18 months ago, with suppliers invited to bid for the contract. The States of Guernsey is now currently working to finalise the associated negotiations and contractual documents with IMS MAXIMS and Servelec and expects to conclude the process in October. The aims is for the systems to be in use by mid 2024.

Aidan Matthews, HSC Committee member and lead for transformation, commented: “We are referring to this new system as ‘My eHealth record’ as it is working towards creating one electronic view of each patient. On the one hand, it will provide a modern experience of technology that our clinicians expect to support their work, but the importance of this project goes way beyond that – ultimately the modernisation of our health and social care provision is dependent on the implementation of this new system.

“The programme is laying the foundations of a paperless system joining together HSC, MSG, and other health and care providers, across the Bailiwick. Delivering this is a major undertaking and will require the support of all our stakeholders and will take two to three years of work by our teams to complete.”

In other news from IMS MAXIMS, HTN recently reported that iMDsoft, a provider of clinical information systems for acute and critical care environments, has partnered with the company, as its channel partner. IMS Maxims will now, in an exclusive deal, market the MetaVision Suite, a product range for critical care, perioperative and acute care units.