Secondary Care

Manchester University NHS EPR goes live

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is now live with its new electronic patient record (EPR) system from Epic.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, the system went live, with the news also shared on Twitter:

In 2019, Epic was announced as the preferred bidder, being awarded a 15 year contract, worth £181m. The solution, called Hive, will be used across nine hospitals spread across six sites and is set to provide a new ‘operating system’ for MFT.

Julia Bridgewater, Group Chief Operating Officer and Hive Senior Responsible Officer at MFT, commented: “I’m delighted to announce that Hive is now live across at MFT. Hive will transform how we are able to work together across departments and professions to best care for our patients. It’s the result of a huge amount of hard work from across every department in our trust, and so I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in getting it up and running.

“Hive is an ongoing programme of transformation. Our journey will now continue, as we refine the system, roll out new and improved features and continue to improve how we care for patients.”

Jane Eddleston, Group Medical Director, added: “MFT is entering into a really exciting time of great change. Embracing technology is central to advancing the health care we provide and Hive will improve patient safety and experience across all our hospitals for years to come.”

The trust will also utilise the tech company’s online patient portal and phone app called MyMFT, to provide patients with access to appointments, test results and more.

Earlier in the week at HTN we reported on the build-up to the go live, when the trust released a ‘Get Ready for Go Live’ video, with staff sharing their advice and paying tribute to the efforts of staff involved.