London independent hospital signs contract for web-based EPR

Private hospital, the New Victoria Hospital, London, has signed a contract with MEDITECH to provide its web-based electronic health record, Expanse.

The company noted the EHR will be hosted on the Google Cloud Platform through MEDITECH UK, provided as a “subscription-based solution”. They added that this means “predictable costs by eliminating the need for an on-site data centre and reducing the complexity and cost of procuring and maintaining an EPR and managing overhead expenses”.

David Marshall, CEO of the New Victoria Hospital, commented: “Technology is vital to the future of healthcare. Implementing Expanse puts our hospital in good stead for the next ten years. Our partnership with MEDITECH will empower us to use digital tools and technology like AI to continue to grow our business in an increasingly challenging world.”

The EPR will also add to the Hospital’s patient engagement efforts with the introduction of a patient portal, such as electronic forms and questionnaires.

Dr Peter Wilson, medical director at the New Victoria Hospital, added: “Clinicians are using electronic systems in their NHS hospitals as well as their own practises, and expect to be able to share data electronically. The implementation of Expanse will deliver a more complete patient record, enabling us to provide more comprehensive and informed care to our community.”

In related news on 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.

Elsewhere, University Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has announced that Epic has been selected as the supplier for the trust’s new EPR, subject to approval of the full business case. UHP notes that Epic already supplies the EPR for Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Trust and has recently been announced as the supplier for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, sharing hopes that these three acute trusts in Devon “have an exciting opportunity to provide a truly joined up EPR solution” to “support both operational efficiency and patient safety across the region”.