East Lancashire Hospitals Chooses Cerner as Preferred EPR Supplier

CernerEast Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) has chosen global health information technology leader Cerner as its Preferred Supplier of a new clinical information system that will help to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. The system, commonly known as 'Electronic Patient Record' (EPR), is the intelligent software which brings each patient's key clinical and administrative data together in one place.

ELHT Director of Finance Jonathan Wood, said: "We are delighted to choose Cerner as the Preferred Supplier for the electronic patient record system, which will deliver a safe, reliable and convenient solution for our patients and clinical staff.

"Cerner's EPR, selected by senior clinicians at the Trust, will firmly place East Lancashire Hospitals at the forefront of NHS health informatics and enable us to introduce further innovation for the benefits of staff and patients."

Among the many patient benefits achieved by NHS Trusts already using Cerner Millennium include improved decision making for clinicians, less time spent searching for information and waiting for paper records, improved patient safety and faster commencement of treatment plans.

"East Lancashire Hospitals is a very large NHS Trust with around 1,000 inpatient beds and 20,000 outpatient appointments each week. That means we need the best patient information system available so our clinicians can more effectively and efficiently manage their patients at all times," added Jonathan Wood.

Last October, 50 senior clinicians as well as IT management at East Lancashire Hospitals evaluated EPR systems from five companies, and chose Cerner Millennium as a clear winner.

Following evaluation, the Trust's EPR procurement case was presented to, and signed off by, the ELHT Board in December.

East Lancashire Hospitals will gain a number of benefits from implementing Cerner Millennium, not least the ability for clinicians to view a patient's medical record whenever and wherever they need it. This removes the sometimes lengthy wait for the paper record to be brought or found.

ELHT Chief Clinical Information Officer Dr Tom Newton, said: "Much more than a computer system, Cerner Millennium will transform the way our clinical staff work, making sense of busy, complex health services, analysing information in clever ways and helping to manage many every-day tasks.

"This system will not only help to treat patients more effectively by giving healthcare staff easier access to up-to-date information, it will also use this information to improve care, and give healthcare staff the tools needed to be safer and more efficient."

The Trust is now working with Cerner to develop a Full Business Case for the implementation of the EPR system. Pending approval and securing funding, East Lancashire Hospitals’ looks forward to working with Cerner in implementing its new EPR solution.

Geoff Segal, Vice President & General Manager for Cerner UK and Ireland, said: "We're delighted that East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust selected Cerner as the Preferred Supplier to support their digital journey and enable better and safer care for their patients and community. Cerner will work in partnership with the Trust. We share the same vision that transformation must be clinically led in order to achieve the best outcomes for patients and staff."

"Thanks to this project, clinicians will be able to deliver better care for patients as they will be able to see information about a patient in one place. The time saved by using the new electronic patient record will allow doctors and nurses to spend more time with their patients. Together we will focus on improving outcomes and delivering the best possible care to the local community."

About East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT)

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) was established in 2003 and is a large integrated health care organisation providing acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. in Lancashire in the heart of the North West of England, with Bolton and Manchester to the south, Preston to the west and the Pennines to the east forming a natural boundary with Yorkshire.

About Cerner Limited

Cerner's health information technologies connect people, information, and systems, at approximately 20,000 facilities worldwide. Recognised for innovation, Cerner solutions assist NHS Trusts and clinicians in making and documenting care decisions and enable organisations to manage the health of populations. The company provides clients with a wide range of in-house services, as well as an integrated clinical system to help organisations manage quality, outcomes and revenue.

Cerner's mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. Nasdaq: CERN.

Most Popular Now

Doctors Rely on More than Just Data for …

Many technology companies are working on artificial intelligence systems that can analyze medical data to help diagnose or treat health problems. Such systems raise the question of whether this kind...

App, Brief Intervention may be Lifesaver…

A troubled teenager is hospitalized with suicidal thoughts. The patient is diagnosed, medicated, and counseled by a team of experts. The teen is sent home a few days later, and...

New Coalition of Philanthropists Includi…

Philanthropist Bill Gates and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) co-founder Leonard Lauder have announced a new initiative, Diagnostics Accelerator, to develop novel biomarkers for the early detection of Alzheimer's...

IMI Launches New Antimicrobial Resistanc…

A new Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Accelerator Programme is part of new Calls for proposals launched today by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). Of the other topics launched in the Calls...

Wearable Devices and Mobile Health Techn…

With increasing efforts being made to address the current global obesity epidemic, wearable devices and mobile health ("mHealth") technology have emerged as promising tools for promoting physical activity. However, current...

Frontiers Health 2018

15 - 16 November 2018, Berlin, Germany. Frontiers Health has fast become one of the premiere conferences in the digital health space, combining a unique mix of attendees and presenters from...

Digital Health to Disrupt Health IT Mark…

25 - 26 March 2019, London, United Kingdom. Digital Health - publishers of digitalhealth.net and organisers of the CCIO, CNIO, CIO Networks and annual Summer Schools - is to shake up...

Bayer Cares Foundation Promotes Sustaina…

Grants4Impact (G4I), a new energizer program launched by Bayer Cares Foundation, is providing targeted support to social impact pioneers and start-ups in the fields of healthcare and nutrition. The aim...

Philips and Oxford University Hospitals …

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, announced plans to create a digital pathology network to help...

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust …

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has selected Allscripts Sunrise as its electronic health record, in a move that further solidifies the company's position in the South East of England...

Start Alliance Berlin: Digital Health

Start Alliance Berlin: Digital Health is a two-week program taking place in November 2018 which is intended to help startups from BEIJING, DUBAI, NEW YORK, LONDON, PARIS, SHANGHAI, TEL AVIV...