Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS trust signs 10-year patient record contract

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a 10-year electronic patient record contract to Ascribe.

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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a 10-year electronic patient record contract to Ascribe.

The trust serves a population of over 420,000 people in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas from three hospitals.

Ascribe will provide key components to the trust’s iHospital electronic patient record system (EPR). The first major modules to be included are a patient administration system (PAS), and an emergency department (ED)clinical system at three sites.

The scope of the contracted solution also includes the provision of implementation services, including business transformation, business intelligence and integration. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

The Ascribe PAS and ED solutions will form a key part of the trust’s priorities to improve both the efficiency and safety of patient care, it said. The trust said it will benefit from using integrated clinical systems to analyse and understand patient workflow and use this data to better inform care decisions.

Ascribe’s PAS system replaces the trust's legacy McKesson installation. It will provide key modules for the management of outpatients, waiting lists, inpatients, clinical correspondence, clinical shift hand-over, choose & book and the management of referral to treatment pathways.

In addition, the 3M Medicode clinical encoder is provided as an integrated module of the PAS to speed up and improve coding accuracy.

Stephen Critchlow, executive chairman of Ascribe, said: “The opportunities presented by our recent merger with EMIS, using our Health Application Platform, mean we can support the delivery of integrated patient care across primary, secondary and community settings."