Alder Hey implements digitised patient records

Children's hospital uses Wellbeing Software's Stratus to digitise paper-based clinical documents and provide online visibility of patient records

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is working with Wellbeing Software to eradicate paper-based processes by implementing digitised patient health records across the trust.

Alder Hey is implementing the Stratus platform to scan and replace paper records, making them available alongside other sources of integrated clinical data via the intuitive clinician’s interface.

The solution is fully interoperable with the trust’s strategic EPR system, providing clinicians with visibility of the complete patient record, wherever they may be.

Chris Yeowart, director of Wellbeing Software, said: “Alder Hey is an incredibly-progressive organisation dedicated to using technology to make improvements that will ultimately enhance service delivery and clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients.”

In order to support Alder Hey’s paperless journey, the trust is also implementing Wellbeing’s eConsent solution to manage the compulsory parental consent process associated with all surgical procedures.

The creation of additional bespoke electronic forms is also a feature of the project, and will be available to view via the Stratus interface along with information from other integrated services such as medical imaging and pathology.

Alder Hey is part of a handpicked group of hospital trusts chosen by NHS England to drive new ways of using digital technology in the NHS.

As a Global Digital Exemplar, and the only children’s NHS trust to be selected, it is one of the most digitally-advanced hospitals in the UK.

As part of its drive for cross-organisational collaboration, it is also working with other neighbouring trusts to develop a shared care record across the Cheshire and Merseyside region.

Besides enabling an individual care provider to create a complete view of patient records, Stratus can be employed to present organisationally-disparate patient records in a single view.

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