News, NHS trust

Northampton General Hospital announces preferred EPR supplier

Northampton General Hospital (NGH) NHS Trust has announced the selection of its preferred electronic patient record supplier, with Nervecentre chosen to deliver a ten-year programme to “create exciting new opportunities to transform healthcare services at NGH and propel the trust’s digital capabilities to HIMSS level 5 and beyond.”

The trust aims to begin deployment of the cloud-based EPR in 2025.

NGH’s medical director, Hemant Nemade, states: “We are really excited to be working with Nervecentre as our chosen EPR supplier. This is a significant investment in our hospital to move away from paper patient records supporting an improved patient experience and enhancing our collaboration with healthcare partners by digitising our services.”

From Nervecentre, CEO Paul Volkaerts comments: “I am delighted to welcome Northampton to Nervecentre’s rapidly growing community of EPR customers. It is good to see that clinicians are voting for systems with high levels of usability, and we look forward to a long partnership. The growing number of trusts deploying Nervecentre in the region will help with collaboration and improved flow for regional patient pathways.”

In related news, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust also named Nervecentre as their preferred supplier for a joint EPR. We interviewed University Hospitals of Derby and Burton’s executive chief digital information officer William Monaghan about digital projects and priorities at the trust, including the procurement of the new EPR.

Other news has seen The Royal Marsden’s chief information officer David Newey joining the Nervecentre team as director of digital transformation.

We also covered how Ireland’s Health Service Executive has awarded a multi-year contract to Cardiac Services to deliver Nervecentre’s software as Ireland’s sole country-wide acute floor information system, with implementation to be phased across 40 hospitals.