An ambitious programme to transform care for patients and staff at Frimley Health’s hospitals is a step closer following the award of a contract for an electronic patient record.
The contract with Epic was agreed by the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust Board based on the recommendation of the clinicians and teams who will be using the new system.
Epic has significant experience of working with hospital teams, having previously delivered an electronic patient record system to Great Ormond Street and University College London Hospitals among others.
More than 300 clinicians were involved in the procurement process, being given the opportunity to test the different systems from companies bidding to provide the service and they overwhelmingly preferred Epic.
Frimley Health’s deputy chief executive, Janet King, said: “This is such an important development for the Trust and will help us truly transform how we treat our patients.
“At the moment we have more than 200 different systems operating in the Trust and this ‘One Frimley’ solution will mean vital patient information can be shared across our teams and give us much better intelligence about the patient demand that we need to meet.
“Our recent experience of coping with the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated how important it is for clinicians to have instant and full access to a patient’s history and treatments so we can make the best decisions about their care. This system should ensure we have that full picture instantly.”