Hicom to improve and develop OpenEyes electronic medical record application for ophalmology
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has commissioned Hicom to develop and improve the functionality of OpenEyes, its specialist Electronic Medical Record (EMR) application for ophthalmology.
The investment will enable Moorfields to move towards a fully-paperless system that will provide clinicians real-time access to patient records across the trust’s 32 locations.
The first phase of the implementation will be rolled out in summer 2018.
Moorfields currently uses the OpenEyes application, which is a collaborative, open-source project developed with contributions from a range of hospitals, institutions, companies and individuals.
However, a more-integrated solution was required to meet the anticipated needs of Moorfields as a world-leading ophthalmic clinical, research, and educational organisation, and to ensure that the organisation continues to deliver its high standards of patient care and experience.
Hicom will develop and build on OpenEyes, maintaining the open source solution for clinical ophthalmology functionality, and will provide core admin EMR functions from Hicom’s CareHub product suite.
We are excited to be starting this new EMR programme in partnership with Hicom, which will allow us to transform the provision of electronic medical records and our services across our network of sites
This will help Moorfields to implement a digital medical records solution in line with the NHS’s vision for integrated, paperless healthcare.
Elisa Steele, chief information officer at Moorfields Eye Hospital, said: "We are excited to be starting this new EMR programme in partnership with Hicom, which will allow us to transform the provision of electronic medical records and our services across our network of sites.
“With OpenEyes at its centre, interfaced to Hicom’s CareHub, the solution will be fully integrated with our clinical services and provide support for research.
“The new ophthalmic record will be available at the point of care. This will provide a seamless and efficient service to our patients across all of our 32 sites.”
John Sanderson, director at Hicom, added: “We are delighted to be entering into a strategic partnership with Moorfields to deliver the long-term vision of a fully-integrated paperless system that will both enhance operational efficiency and maintain the highest standards of patient care.
“Collaboration between healthcare providers and technology suppliers is increasingly being recognised as key to enabling transformation within the NHS, and we anticipate that this initiative will be a model for other organisations in the UK and overseas.”