Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with the Carenotes Electronic Patient Record system (EPR) from software provider Advanced Health & Care (Advanced) to enhance its mental health services.
By improving data accessibility, the system will allow staff to view patient records and make quicker and more accurate clinical decisions. It will also facilitate more joined up multi-agency working to improve patient care.
Leading a digital revolution
David Jackland, Associate Director of ICT, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, described the project as a “remarkable achievement”. He added that the Trust looks forward to deploying Carenotes mobile product with Advanced, to enable its clinical staff to view patient records via smart devices.
Wendy Wallace, Chief Executive of the Trust said: “Our ambition is to lead a digital revolution to provide better overall patient care to thousands of people with mental health conditions. By working in partnership with Advanced to meet tight project timescales, we now move this vision closer to reality.
“Our successful ‘go live’ is not only a great achievement for the technical teams but also for all our staff who have committed to training in the new Carenotes system.
“I’ve been particularly impressed by the network of highly enthusiastic Champions that have stepped forward to support their colleagues and the Trust. User confidence is one of the keys to a successful transition and we are clearly demonstrating this now.”
‘The future of technology in healthcare’
George Thaw, Managing Director, Advanced Health & Care, commented that the project demonstrates how a business can work with the NHS to make a difference to the way in which technology can enhance healthcare.
“The success of this project is a shining example of a business working in close partnership with an NHS Trust to proactively shape the future of technology in healthcare.
“We have formed an excellent relationship with Camden and Islington and are looking forward to continuing to support them to transform mental health services through our leading software.”