Jun 12, 2013, 05:00 ET
CHICAGO, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has successfully implemented Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM). The activation occurred the weekend of June 8th; three months ahead of schedule, and on budget.
Sunrise Clinical Manager is an acute care Electronic Health Record. The new system will help Salford Royal, one of the UK's highest regarded healthcare providers, transform its caregiving. Having utilized an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) for over ten years, Salford Royal's investment in Sunrise Clinical Manager and its innovative technology will allow the organization to accelerate the pace of transformation and provide better quality and safer care for its 238,000 patients.
After nine months of planning, Salford Royal migrated one million patient records and 180 million results, orders and documents from its old system into Sunrise Clinical Manager during the rollout weekend. During the first four days, more than 56,000 orders, results and documents were viewed and entered electronically into the SCM system by more than 3350 caregivers. The peak number of users logged in at any one time was 600. Live areas of the system include EPMA, Order Communications, results reporting, nursing assessments, doctors' notes, clinical summaries and clinical decision support. The system is now live across all of Salford Royal's wards and clinics.
Salford Royal's Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive Tony Whitfield said: "We are delighted to be able to implement our new EPR. We chose Allscripts because they have a proven track record in North America and will help us provide high quality patient care.
"The transfer to the new system has been a huge undertaking with our priority being to maintain the smooth and safe running of the organisation over the transition period. I am immensely proud of the Salford Royal transition team, who came together from different professions and areas of the organization, and worked tirelessly over the weekend. This was coupled with the outstanding support provided by Allscripts USA experts, which enabled the inevitable challenges to be tackled quickly and the risk of disruption to patient care minimized.
"We are now at the start of a very exciting journey and look forward to working with Allscripts over the coming months to explore the rich functionality available to us via the new EPR system. Salford Royal has an ambition to be the safest organization in the NHS and our new EPR supports us in working towards this."
Sunrise Clinical Manager provides an advanced Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), as well as an integrated pharmacy, knowledge-based medication administration, a patient portal and acute critical care solutions. Over the next six months, Salford Royal plans to activate bed management, advanced documentation for Emergency Department and Critical Care and integrate biomedical devices to capture patient data.
"I am thrilled at the successful, early and on-budget activation at Salford Royal and the joint effort of the hospital's physicians, nurses and information system department and the Allscripts team," said Paul M. Black, Allscripts President and Chief Executive Officer. "Allscripts is committed to helping Salford Royal provide excellent, efficient care."
The addition of Sunrise Clinical Manager now places Salford Royal at the forefront of healthcare informatics and will enable the organization to introduce further innovation. Salford Royal plans to offer patients access to an online portal where they can view their health records.
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health™ for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.
About Salford Royal
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of hospital, community and primary care services, including the University Teaching Hospital. The Trust employs 6,000 staff and provides local services to the City of Salford and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond. The Trust also offers specialist care to people from all over the UK who need expert help with brain, neuroscience, kidney, bone, intestine or skin conditions. The Trust has an excellent track record; having the highest consistent rating for service quality coupled with one of the highest sets of patient and staff satisfaction scores. www.srft.nhs.uk / @salfordroyalnhs
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