Papworth Hospital has launched a new electronic patient record system (EPR) ahead of its move to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus next year. The system went live on Monday 5 June.
The project follows months of planning, and involved thousands of paper-based patient records being transferred to the electronic system. The system means that clinicians in all departments have up-to-date information relating to patient care, without having to wait for paper-based records to be transferred across the hospital. Over time, with easy access to the latest information, clinicians will be able to make quicker, better-informed decisions about patient care, reducing delays and improving the patient experience.
Stephen Posey, Chief Executive at Papworth NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The launch of a new electronic patient record system is a huge challenge and our staff members have worked incredibly hard to continue delivering high quality care to our patients while getting used to a completely new system.
“Our ICT team has worked extremely closely with our operational and clinical teams to deliver the project safely and deal with issues as and when they arise. Within a week of the launch, more than 1,300 staff members had used the system and many are already starting to see the benefits it provides in terms of safe and efficient patient care. I would like to thank our staff for their continued commitment to the project and to our patients for bearing with us during any delays to our normal service in the last couple of weeks.”
Over time, with easy access to the latest information, clinicians will be able to make quicker, better-informed decisions about patient care, reducing delays and improving the patient experience.