Two new EPR functionalities deployed at Medway Hospital

Two deployments of new EPR functionality have been made at Medway Hospital, with Sunrise Order Comms integrated across all inpatient areas and emergency care documentation introduced within the trust’s paediatric Penguin Assessment Unit.

The news was shared by the Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s EPR project manager, Kate Wimble, in a LinkedIn post. Kate described the integration of Sunrise Order Comms as “a giant leap forward in enhancing patient care and streamlining hospital operations”, with all areas within the trust now able to “seamlessly request radiology and pathology tests directly through our EPR system, supporting better care for patients.”

Kate praised Medway’s EPR team and IT department for their work on the deployment and highlighted the trust’s digital champions in particular for their “invaluable support”.

“I’m incredibly proud of our collaborative spirit and dedication,” she said. “Together, we’re making a tangible difference in the lives of our patients. Here’s to continued innovation and excellence in healthcare delivery!”

Earlier this month, we took a look at NHS Medway’s recently-released clinical strategy which maps out how the trust intends to “advance and innovate to provide the best possible healthcare services” for residents, including utilising digitally enabled care, AI in diagnostics and tech to support clinical pathways. Click here to read more.

In other news around EPRs, we highlighted how Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust awarded a two-year contract to Dakota Integrated Solutions to provide support with its Epic EPR implementation by supplying mobile devices, printers and barcode scanners as well as providing training, maintenance and support for data capture hardware and services.

In wider EPR procurement news, we shared that Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has announced Nervecentre as its EPR supplier; and University Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has also announced that Epic has been selected as the supplier for the trust’s new EPR, subject to approval of the full business case.

We also reported on North London Mental Health Partnership’s announcement that the partnership will move to a single electronic patient record system, with a “comprehensive data migration of clinical data and consultation records” to take place in May.