Embarking on a digitisation journey can be a daunting task for organisations, and partnering with the right supplier is key. Hear from health tech suppliers as they share insights and learnings from their solutions, designed to support you and your organisation in digitising your care. 

Australian fertility service provider Monash IVF partners with health tech start-up OX.DH

Monash IVF, a fertility service provider based in Australia and South East Asia, has partnered with OX.DH to introduce their assisted reproduction solution OX.ar, with the aim of giving patients and clinicians a secure, optimised and intuitive experience.

OX.DH, a health tech start-up with links to the University of Oxford, focuses on developing cloud-native technology to support integration and digitisation of workflows, whilst empowering patients to become more involved in healthcare decision-making.

The Microsoft cloud-native platform from OX.DH will see the introduction of portal access, enabling patients to become more engaged in their healthcare by allowing them to complete documentation online, manage their own appointments and access their results. As an additional benefit, this will reduce the burden of administrative activities for Monash IVF staff.

Malik Jainudeen, Monash IVF’s CFO, described why OX.DH was chosen: “Combined with very fast cloud deployment we can start to get value from their solution much faster than any other alternative and it aligns with utilisation of Microsoft across multiple functions of our business.”

Thierry Panthier, CTO for Monash IVF, added praise for the “comprehensive functionality, extensible Microsoft cloud-native architecture and experienced leadership team.”

The partnership is to deliver “a secure and robust infrastructure whilst supporting digital transformation”, with OX.DH founder and CEO John Kosobucki placing an emphasis on security: “Being cloud-native and built using Microsoft technologies it is really simple for clinics to do their work in a secure and familiar environment making best use of the investments and intellectual capital already in place. With security paramount for healthcare data, OX.DH is built on Microsoft Azure with open APIs, which is secure by design and secure by default.”

Michael Knaap, CEO of Monash IVF, concluded: “We are excited to be partnering with OX.DH as we recognise their technology, leadership, and are enthusiastic about our shared culture of success with commitment to digitalisation, an optimal patient experience and clinical outcomes. Our partnership is meaningful as we look to improve our patient experience and deliver operating leverage as we expand our services.”

Helping you achieve the transformation to digital

CCube Solutions has been supporting NHS trusts and health boards to realise tangible benefits as part of transformation programmes which are focused on patient records management.

CCube Solutions, an independent UK SME, has been working in the NHS for over 20 years. We can demonstrate how our proven track record of project successes and expertise working with the NHS is providing cost-effective and scalable solutions, tailored to meet individual requirements. We have recently attained BSi certifications for five ISO Standards – 9001, 14001, 2700, 27701 and 10008 which governs delivery and legal admissibility of digitised records – demonstrating our commitment to abide with established standards for protecting sensitive patient data held in our solutions in widespread use in the NHS.

What is the solution?

Specialising in providing Electronic Document and Content Management and Workflow solutions, the CCube software suite currently holds and manages some 500 million documents containing over 52 billion pages for 31 million patients across 30 NHS organisations around the UK.

Much of CCube Solutions’ work over the years has revolved around support for capturing/digitising medical records, managing, and delivering these at the point of need, customising the solution to fit the situation of their client, including interfacing with EPRs, clinical portals and other IT systems.

Realisable benefits

There are clear financial savings; with electronic records, there is no need to spend money on external storage and file retrieval, and by removing the need to outsource management of the paper records, the NHS can save millions of pounds annually.

  • Instant access to medical history
  • Improvements for staff and patient safety
  • Information available when and where needed
  • Operational efficiencies
  • Financial – three sites delivered c.£35M savings to the NHS over 10 years.

Milton Keynes University Hospital closely integrates EDRM with EPR

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has successfully integrated its electronic document management and records system from CCube Solutions, directly within its electronic patient record system, Cerner.

The EDRM at the trust contains over 80 million scanned patient records, which are now available to view directly within the Cerner application.

This close integration provides around 3,800 staff with immediate access to digital patient notes contained in the CCube EDRM – viewed from within Millennium – without them having to log in to another system, or view the application in another browser.

Craig York, Chief Technology Officer, Milton Keynes University Hospital, highlighted: “We don’t require clinicians to open up a new Internet Explorer window to do this which is another way the integration could have been done. But they’d then have multiple screens open and it could become distracting and confusing for staff about which patient file they’re actually in which we obviously didn’t want.

“Another good feature is that when a clinician then selects a new patient, the system automatically refreshes and shows the new person’s historical notes when the EDRM tab is pressed in Millennium.”

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals goes live with digitise patient records

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has started its go-live of CCube Solutions’ electronic document and records management system, as part of a significant investment in delivering digitally-enabled care.

The project is part of a major change programme within the trust that will see 7500 clinical staff trained to use the system to access patient records digitally. To date, over 50,000 records have been made available through the system, with a total of over 650,000 planned.

The trust is currently procuring a ‘new organisational-wide EPR’, and once finalised and the EDRMS is deployed, a link will be added to integrate the two systems.

Geoff Burrow, Chief Information Officer for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, said: “CCube EDRMS is designed to literally be an online version of the paper record and has six sections busy clinicians are familiar with. This makes it easy and intuitive for them to find the documents they need whether it be clinical correspondence, clinical notes, treatment documents, investigation reports, safeguarding documents and so on.”

North Bristol NHS Trust

A scan-on-demand model was developed with an in-house scanning bureau set up for day-to-day scanning whilst a third-party specialist takes care of the back scanning.

CCube Solutions estimate that North Bristol NHS Foundation Trust’s project saved £1.3 million within four years.