Under the new partnership agreement, the two systems are being very tightly integrated, using intelligent software to achieve the most secure and efficient level of inter-operation possible.
The tight integration will enable Medway users to launch the EDM solution from within Medway and access any patient-related documentation from multiple sources. This means that a clinician can view documents for any patient on an outpatient list, for example, without having to log onto a separate system or select the patient manually. Any notes or letters generated within Medway are posted to the EDM solution automatically.
IMMJ's integrated software can cut financial overheads for the storage of physical medical records. In addition, due to its use of smart indexing, it can save clinical time by enabling rapid and easy access to a patient's history.
"We are working with our clients on a massive drive to remove paper and for hospitals EDMS provides a huge and proven opportunity to increase efficiency and save money," said Markus Bolton, joint CEO of System C.
"One of our Trusts achieved savings of £1m a year on moving and storing paper notes and we want to help all of our sites go paperless in this way," he added.
MediViewer's comprehensive audit features can also reduce legal liabilities by storing the actual, in-context, version of an original record that will stand up to audit scrutiny.
"Building EDMS into hospital workflows and achieving the real benefits of integration requires a close working relationship with a flexible and capable EPR supplier and we are delighted to be working with System C on this project," said Max Smith, director of IMMJ Systems. "This partnership and access to the Medway user base will make a big difference to our ability to deploy at volume."
About System C
System C is the UK's leading health and social care software supplier. Its products include the Medway electronic patient record and associated products, the VitalPAC mobile clinical support solutions from The Learning Clinic, CarePlus Child Health and the Liquidlogic range of social care software.
With over 140 deployments across the UK, the company is uniquely placed to help deliver integrated health and social care services.
System C is a Symphony Technology Group company.
About IMMJ Systems
IMMJ Systems develops scalable, intelligent information solutions for healthcare that deliver real value. The company has been built on the core experience of the management team having worked for many years in healthcare, technology and business. Together they share a vision of taking a pragmatic approach to electronic document and records management for hospitals and other healthcare providers across both the NHS and private sector.