Secondary Care

Latest phase of University Hospitals of Leicester EPR programme goes live

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has deployed Nervecentre’s order comms solution across its three hospitals.

Forming part of the trust’s progressive electronic patient record roll-out, the solution is now live supporting clinical workflow and processes, as part of the Nervecentre EPR.

The deployment adds to a number of Nervecentre modules live at the trust, including in its emergency department, EPMA, infection control, patient flow and live flow modules. The company added that “order comms integration with EPMA has seen instant patient safety results from being able to view blood test results and drug charts when prescribing”.

Commenting on the deployment, Andy Carruthers, chief information officer at UHL, said: “The addition of diagnostic requesting and results as part of our EPR partnership with Nervecentre is another leap forward in our digital maturity.

“Enabling our clinicians to request tests on their mobile devices and to triangulate results, medicines, allergies and other information in one place is already delivering significant benefits in terms of time, efficiency and patient safety.”

Andy added that staff have “enthusiastically adopted the new capabilities” and there were “very few issues which is testament to the usability of the system”.

Paul Volkaerts, CEO at Nervecentre, added: “It’s great to see UHL deploy order comms so easily and ‘pain-free’. This reinforces the Nervecentre EPR strategy to deliver value faster, more efficiently and with minimal stress to hospital staff.”

The next steps in the programme will see the deployment of the Nervecentre PAS later this year.