Southern England NHS deploys first phase of electronic patient records

Accenture and The Phoenix Partnership (TPP) have delivered the first phase of a new electronic patient record (EPR) system across nine NHS systems for the Southern Community and Child Health Procurement consortium, supporting community hospitals, children’s health, mental health and minor injuries units.

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Accenture and The Phoenix Partnership (TPP) have delivered the first phase of a new electronic patient record (EPR) system across nine NHS systems for the Southern Community and Child Health Procurement consortium, supporting community hospitals, children’s health, mental health and minor injuries units.

The Southern Community and Child Health Procurement consortium extends from Kent in the east to Cornwall in the west.

The first phase of the Accenture-TPP effort included the clinical implementation of an EPR system called SystmOne, for clinicians to access and exchange health information across the various care settings in the NHS.

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust was the first to fully launch TPP’s SystmOne platform, which is being used initially by more than 500 clinicians. The trust will continue to work with Accenture over the next few months to roll out the system to its broader community teams.

Val Graves, director of community health services at Dorset Healthcare, said: “The introduction of a patient administration system is a huge leap forward for both patients and staff. It will enable greater coordination of care, reduce the burden of paperwork and streamline our clinical and administration processes.”

Accenture and TPP will work with the NHS health systems to deploy TPP’s SystmOne platform beyond the 300 health service organisations that are actively using the platform in Southern England. Accenture and TPP will also deliver deployment support, application integration, data migration, hosting and ongoing technical support.

Currently, the NHS in total has more than 200,000 clinicians actively using TPP’s SystmOne to access and exchange 30 million patient records across 5,000 NHS and social care organisations.

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