Oxford NHS trust creates mobile electronic health records with Advanced

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has signed a multi-million pound five-year contract to create mobile electronic health records using technology from Advanced.

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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has signed a multi-million pound five-year contract to create mobile electronic health records using technology from Advanced.

The trust’s 6,200 staff will use the electronic health record system to manage and deliver care across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Support for mobile clinical staff is at the heart of the project, with Advanced rolling out its integrated clinical mobile working solution to 3,500 users equipped with iPads.

The new solution will capture the trust’s data in real time and will "interface seamlessly" with the NHS Summary Health Care record and legacy systems, said the hospital.

As well as providing information to clinicians and administrative staff, the solution will link with health and social care systems before, during and after a patient’s discharge from the trust’s care.

Dominic McKenny, director of informatics at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, said, “Our main objective in undertaking this procurement was to secure a next generation EHR for the trust and service users. With the Advanced Health & Care solution we are confident that the Trust has achieved this objective."

The five-year Advanced contract may be extended to 10 years. Earlier this year, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust said it expected to save over £1 million over five years by replacing its existing phone systems with a cloud-based service from Vodafone.

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