Lincoln trust deploys Medway EPR system


Undated electronic patient record system helps to increase clinical and operational efficiencies

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has selected System C, a McKesson company, to supply and implement its Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system, Medway.

Over the coming months, the trust will be deploying the Medway PAS, A&E and business intelligence suite across the trust.

The technology will replace the trust’s longstanding TotalCare PAS, also from McKesson.

Michael Humber, associate director of ICT and chief information officer at the trust, said: “Implementing the Medway PAS and A&E system is our first step towards a full EPR, which will help us to increase our clinical and operational efficiencies and provide a higher-quality and safer service to our patients by having a tightly-integrated system. Medway offers many benefits for our patients and staff and was the clear choice of the many hospital staff involved in the evaluation and selection process.”

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Paul Richards, managing director of health and social care at McKesson, added: “The NHS is on a clear path to using information technology in ever more efficient and effective ways. We are therefore excited about what System C and its Medway product will offer United Lincolnshire Hospitals as it seeks to further improve its services for patients. Medway will provide an improved ability to capture and share information across the care pathway which is fundamental to developing a sustainable model of integrated care.”