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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS selects EPR

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has announced Nervecentre as its electronic patient record supplier, to form a “pivotal role in achieving the trust’s digital vision”.

It follows recent news of the company being named the preferred EPR system provider by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS FT and Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS FT, as well being named the preferred EPR supplier at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, last month.

The trust noted the EPR supplier was “selected after a competitive procurement process on the Health Systems Support Framework Agreement”.

Andy Callow, chief digital information officer, Nottingham University Hospitals, said: “After a rigorous clinical and financial evaluation, we have chosen Nervecentre as our new integrated EPR.”

He added the system “will play a pivotal role in achieving our digital vision to deliver outstanding digital experiences to our staff, patients and the public we serve” and help to “reduce the number of digital systems in place, moving from many complex, poorly connected systems to an intuitive solution that allows clinicians to efficiently review and enter patient information in real-time at the patient’s bedside”.

In June, Nottingham University Hospitals went live with Nervecentre’s electronic prescribing and medicines administration solution.

EPR news elsewhere, HTN reported on a review of Jersey’s EPR implementation, that highlighted the need for “greater focus on effective stakeholder and user engagement, as well as more effective discipline around the identification, monitoring and delivery of benefits”.

We recently spoke with Mid and South Essex NHS FT chief exec Matthew Hopkins on implementing a system-wide EPR, investing in foundational tech, and more.

HTN recently reached out to peers and industry experts to hear their views on their own electronic patient record implementation journeys, key learnings and advice, and we spoke with industry leaders to discuss EPR business cases and key learnings to consider.