Case Number 4601
Request Date 02/02/2016
Completion Date 01/03/2016

 

Details of the Request

What is the anticipated timeline for when your Trust shall focus upon these challenges?

 

1. Improving patient length of stay by improving patient flow through the Trust with the support of best practice guidance:

  • It is currently a focus
  • 2017-2018
  • 2018-2019
  • Not a priority

 

2. Reducing prescribing and medication errors by improving utilisation of e-prescribing with the support of best practice guidance:

  • It is currently a focus
  • 2017-2018
  • 2018-2019
  • Not a priority

 

3. Reducing inappropriate ordering of tests and investigations by utilising computerised order entry with the support of best practice guidance:

  • It is currently a focus
  • 2017-2018
  • 2018-2019
  • Not a priority

 

How will your Trust realise the improvements to these problems:

4. Improving patient length of stay by improving patient flow through the Trust:

  • Do it ourselves with our own resource and utilise existing modules and/or functionality within our PAS/EMR
  • Use third party solution(s) that provide best practice guidance and simple integration with the Trust PAS/EMR *
  • Use third party solution(s) that provide best practice guidance and advanced integration with the Trust PAS/EMR **

* Simple integration example: HL7 ADT between a PAS and a third party software solution

** Simple integration example: bi-directional data transfer between EMR/white board and third party software solution

 

5. Reducing prescribing and medication errors by improving utilisation of e-prescribing:

  • Do it ourselves with our own resource and utilise existing modules and/or functionality within our PAS/EMR
  • Use third party solution(s) that provide best practice guidance and simple integration with the Trust PAS/EMR *
  • Use third party solution(s) that provide best practice guidance and advanced integration with the Trust PAS/EMR **

* Simple integration example: HL7 ADT between a PAS and a third party software solution

** Simple integration example: bi-directional data transfer between EMR/white board and third party software solution

 

6. Reducing inappropriate ordering of tests and investigations by utilising computerised order entry:

  • Do it ourselves with our own resource and utilise existing modules and/or functionality within our PAS/EMR
  • Use third party solution(s) that provide best practice guidance and simple integration with the Trust PAS/EMR *
  • Use third party solution(s) that provide best practice guidance and advanced integration with the Trust PAS/EMR **

* Simple integration example: HL7 Admission/Discharge/Transfer between a PAS and a third party software solution

** Simple integration example: bi-directional data transfer between EMR/white board and third party software solution

 

We're also interested in your awareness of the following solutions:

    I’m aware of this Our Trust uses this
Wolters Kluwer – UpToDate    
Elsevier – In Order    
Medworxx – Medworxx    
Hearst Health – Zynx    
Oak Group – MCAP    
McKesson – Interqual    
BMJ – ActionSets    
Allocate – RealTime PatientFlow    
Cerner – Multum    
First Databank – Multilex    
Hearst Health – MCG    

 

Details of the Response

1. Improving patient length of stay by improving patient flow through the Trust with the support of best practice guidance:

It is currently a focus

 

2. Reducing prescribing and medication errors by improving utilisation of e-prescribing with the support of best practice guidance:

2018-2019

 

3. Reducing inappropriate ordering of tests and investigations by utilising computerised order entry with the support of best practice guidance:

It is currently a focus

 

4. Improving patient length of stay by improving patient flow through the Trust:

Use third party solution(s) that provide best practice guidance and simple integration with the Trust PAS/EMR * This is currently in place.

 

5. Reducing prescribing and medication errors by improving utilisation of e-prescribing:

Not yet decided

 

6. Reducing inappropriate ordering of tests and investigations by utilising computerised order entry:

Not yet decided
Do it ourselves with our own resource and utilise existing modules and/or functionality within our PAS/EMR This is currently in place

 

We're also interested in your awareness of the following solutions:

“Awareness” = not applicable to FOI