The trust has been using SystmOne in a community setting since 2011 and in an acute setting since 2012. This has fostered greater integration and information sharing across the two services and other organisations using SystmOne across the region.
The integrated patient record across both care settings has had a dramatic impact on the trust’s performance, particularly when it comes to honouring patients’ end-of-life preferences.
Just 14% of the trust’s patient deaths are in hospital, compared to national average of 48.3%, with 41% occurring instead at home, compared to a national average of 22.4%.
Tony Bates, the trust’s Integrated Health Record & IT Clinical System Manager, said the integrated record had also helped reduce prescription errors and manage medicines stock more effectively.
“What’s unique about SystmOne is the shared record. Being able to seamlessly integrate with other providers, including palliative services, means that all the vital information is available to us as soon as the patient arrives for treatment.”
In the future, the trust plans to further enhance the links across care settings enabled by the SystmOne single-system approach, particularly through strengthening the e-Prescribing links between GPs and specialists.
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