Blackpool Teaching Hospitals starts go-live to digitise patient records

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has started its go-live of CCube Solutions’ electronic document and records management system (EDRMS), as part of a significant investment in delivering digitally-enabled care.

The project is part of a major change programme within the trust that will see 7500 clinical staff trained to use the system to access patient records digitally. To date, over 50,000 records have been made available through the system, with a total of over 650,000 planned.

The trust is currently procuring a ‘new organisational-wide EPR’, and once finalised and the EDRMS is deployed, a link will be added to integrate the two systems.

Geoff Burrow, Chief Information Officer for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, said: “CCube EDRMS is designed to literally be an online version of the paper record and has six sections busy clinicians are familiar with.  This makes it easy and intuitive for them to find the documents they need whether it be clinical correspondence, clinical notes, treatment documents, investigation reports, safeguarding documents and so on.”

“Our research shows that on average a paper record is handled 10 to 15 times from storage to delivery,” said Vijay Magon, Managing Director for CCube Solutions. “Not only is there an infection risk as people touch the paper but the costs just keep mounting each time files are requested and then put away. It is vital to support Blackpool Teaching Hospitals address this; an invest to save process to get rid of the paper once and for all which will massively increase efficiency, improve staff productivity and enhance the overall care provided to patients locally.”

CCube Solutions will be taking part in HTN Now later this month, where we virtually visit NHS teams across the country and welcome suppliers to share their work. This session titled ‘Managing Outpatient Flows’ will take place at 11:00am on 20 April.

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