Welsh Health Board reinvents records management

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board second site to sign up to Idox Health’s iFIT logistics management platform

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board is the second site in Wales to sign up to Idox Health’s iFIT logistics management platform.

Supported by ‘Invest to Save’ funding from NHS Wales, Idox Health’s Records management module, iRecords, is expected to go live across the board’s four acute hospital sites by December.

Once rolled out, the system will spearhead a more-efficient approach to the filing, pulling and tracing of patient records, while delivering intuitive tracking technology that ensures the timely retrieval of records ahead of appointments to support a positive patient experience.

Currently, the health board is responsible for 2.1 million acute health records – of which 600,000 are active – and challenged by a significant quantity of duplicate records from a previous legacy merge.

The move to iRecords will be pivotal in freeing up much-needed library storage, achieving sound Information Governance and supporting cost improvement targets via streamlined workflows.

“iRecords will allow us to streamline our processes across all of our sites, driving efficiency savings and support the transition to digitisation,” said Sian Richards, head of digital records and information assurance for the board.

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