Allscripts clinical wrap approach delivers for trusts

An eye on HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 in Gloucestershire

The Trust contracted with Allscripts for Sunrise Acute Care as a wrap around its existing third-party PAS in March 2019 with an implementation that followed impressively quickly after in November 2019.

Beginning with a two-ward pilot project, more than 60 nursing documents were completed in the software the first morning. By early December 2019, just a few weeks later, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust went live with Sunrise in remaining wards.

Mark Hutchinson, the trust’s chief digital and information officer, explains aspirations to reach HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 within five years. He also explains how the clinical wrap is a repeatable approach that other ambitious trusts can follow.

“If you buy a PAS and an EPR as one system, you always have to deploy the PAS first, and that can take two years. Instead of doing that, we are going to let our PAS do its thing and use clinical solutions to start helping our clinicians to improve care for patients as quickly as possible.”

“A PAS allows you to see where patients are in a hospital, to manage your waiting lists, and to send information to the central bodies that request it. All of that is important, but the clinicals are where you get the benefit.”

Richard Strong, vice president and managing director, EMEA, Allscripts, said to HTN “We have developed a clinical wrap approach that enables trusts to retain their patient administration and other systems and add clinical functionality at their own pace. It’s great to see many projects realising significant benefits like in Gloucestershire.”

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