Electronic Patient Records Come Of Age With OPEXSource: OPEX Corporation
The Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust's 'Paper Lite' project in Manchester is bringing radical changes to the working day of clinicians and support staff as traditional ways of managing the patients' pathways are superseded by IM&T led solutions. Paper Casenotes will be replaced by electronic records in clinics, wards and theatres delivering improved patient management and realisable cost and time savings.
The innovative OPEX DS1225 scanning solution links a new Electronic Document Management (EDM) system to the existing information-rich Electronic Patient Record (EPR) – the latter having been supplied by Graphnet. In turn, the adoption of digital dictation handled through a virtual typing pool underpins the withdrawal of the traditional thick volume(s) of patients’ paper casenotes. Coupled with these is the unique in house development of an Electronic Whiteboard which will see hand written whiteboards in wards replaced by truly interactive touch screen displays. These will draw information from systems such as the Bed Management system from iSoft’s UltraGenda brand and EPR but, critically, will offer web based technology solutions for recording electronic information about handover actions, referrals, daily progress and pathway management.