Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital extends Allscripts EPR partnership

Liverpool Heart and Chest will continue using the Sunrise EPR for the next five years.

[Liverpool, UK] Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) NHS Foundation Trust has extended its contract with Allscripts to continue using the Sunrise EPR for the next five years.

The trust offers specialist services, covering an area of almost three million people.

The Sunrise EPR suite of solutions was deployed in 2013, with findings showing the technology has improved workflows at LHCH.

The Care Quality Commission has rated operations at the trust as ‘oustanding’.

“At LHCH, co-ordinated integration and inteoperability via a common record with a single vendor is an important goal,” said David Murphy, Head of IT at the trust.

Cassie Cordner, LHCH’s Senior Clinical Pharmacist, said the EPR has helped improve patient safety by making ‘relevant clinical data’ available from different terminals across the hospital.

“LHCH have optimised the Sunrise suite of solutions to deliver expectional care on paperless wards,” added Steve Brain, Allscripts UK Vice President and Managing Director.

Last month, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust signed a £30m contract with Allscripts to implement the same suite of solutions, with the first phase of the Sunrise EPR expected to go live in the spring of 2019.

Allscripts is expected to acquire McKesson’s Enterprise Information Solutions portfolio later on this year, with the Sunrise platform remaining its primary EPR offering for larger institutions and the McKesson Paragon system as an integrated option for smaller hospitals. 

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