UK’s Countess of Chester Hospital signs 15-year EHR deal with Cerner

UK's Countess of Chester Hospital signs 15-year EHR deal with Cerner

After 20 years working with a Meditech EHR, the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Basis Belief – the nationwide well being service in England – is popping to Cerner with a 15-year settlement to make use of Cerner Millennium, when Meditech’s contract expires in November 2019.

The Belief famous the settlement with Cerner is a part of its “dedication to offering secure, form and efficient care within the digital period.”

Cerner leads the worldwide EHR market, with Epic taking the second spot, Allscripts in third and GE Healthcare at fourth. For 2017, Cerner earned 17.three % market share, whereas Epic has eight.eight %.

[Also: Cerner has almost double EHR global market share of closest rival Epic, Kalorama says]

The Cerner Millennium EPR system is at the moment utilized by 22 NHS trusts in England. The most recent group to deploy the system, West Middlesex Hospital, went reside in Might.

The nomenclature in England is barely totally different than within the U.S. As an alternative of “Digital Well being Document” or “EHR,” in England, it’s referred to as EPR. The “P” is for affected person — an method considerably just like distributors similar to Epic, Cerner, athenahealth and eClinicalWorks taking a extra complete method in loosely saying EHRs have gotten CHRs.

“It’s our obligation to supply secure, form and efficient take care of the individuals of West Cheshire and shifting our processes from analog to digital is a large a part of that, NHS chief govt of Countess of Chester Hospital Tony Chambers stated in a press release. “The NHS operates on the forefront of science clinically however a lot of the know-how getting used to help that’s outdated.”

The improve will assist the power to change into a “Mannequin Hospital.” To that finish, the Countess of Chester Hospital is designated a “Quick Follower” of Wirral College Educating Hospital, which has been utilizing Cerner since 2010.

The belief plans to combine the brand new EPR with its Co-ordination Centre, a know-how program applied in 2017, which is designed to enhance logistical processes and use affected person stream know-how designed to assist scale back the time individuals spend within the hospital, by enhancing mattress administration.

Some four,000 sensors put in all through the belief assist present a real-time image of the hospital, offering the placement of tagged gear and selecting up information from badges and digital wristbands. Data is then despatched to a coordination middle, which acts like an air site visitors management room.

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