Leicester NHS trust chooses Civica’s Cito system

Deployment supports digital journey to integrated care

Civica has agreed a five-year contract with University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) to implement its digital health platform, Cito.

Civica’s cloud-enabled electronic document management system (EDMS) and clinical information management system will boost clinical safety, improve patient outcomes, and enhance integrated health care for the trust.

This major new upgrade, which includes full migration to the flexible and responsive browser-agnostic system, Cito, will support and deliver on UHL’s future improvement plan.

The software will also help drive the trust’s Paperless Hospital 2020 strategy.

With its advanced integration capabilities, Cito will now provide the trust with intuitive and responsive real-time, single-view clinical access to critical patient information. This will allow improved quality of service and care, heightened standards of clinical safety, and enhanced employee productivity and resource management.

Via better information sharing, it will seamlessly manage clinical documentation across the trust’s four hospitals, The General, Glenfield, Royal Infirmary and children’s hospitals.

This seamless digital integration will also enhance operational efficiencies. This includes more-effective assessment outcomes, faster referral processes, and delivery of real-time access to critical information at the point of care.

John Clarke, chief information officer at the trust, said: “The EDMS is one of our core enabling blocks to deliver our vision for a paperless hospital.

“Phase 1 will be upgrading from WinDIP to Cito, followed by a transition from disparate clinical records held in paper and electronic form across multiple locations into a single document management store. This will provide the longitudinal patient record for our clinicians to access anywhere, anytime to support clinical care.”

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