Royal Liverpool to work with EMRAM stage 7 partners from Boston
[Liverpool, UK] Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RLBUHT) will work with digital partners from Boston that have already achieved EMRAM stage 7 in an effort to foster innovation and sharing of best practice as part of the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme.
In its ‘digital future’ strategy, the trust reveals it will collaborate with a number of US hospitals from the area, including Boston Children’s Hospital or Massachusetts General, due to cultural, historical and geographical ‘similarities’. It also states that it will collaborate with Harvard University or the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
The trust’s digital strategy was reportedly officially launched at the iLINKS conference, revealing RLBUHT is set on revolutionising both staff and patient experience through digital means.
“We have an established partnership culture that unites clinical, managerial and technical expertise. This ethos of ‘digital clinicians’ allows us all to focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the population we serve,” their team reiterates.
EPR implementation to be completed by 2019
Supported by the GDE programme, their strategy aims to help the trust become a leader in the delivery of ‘innovative care’.
The trust expects to complete implementation of the InterSystems TrakCare EPR by April 2019, which it has procured through a multi-million joint contract along with two other Liverpool trusts, Liverpool Women’s NHS FT and Aintree University Hospital NHS FT.
“Through our city wide EPR, real-time digital information will be provided at the point of care, eliminating paper processes and records that cause inefficiency and fragmentation of service delivery.
“Using the foundation of our economy single information sharing agreement, transparency of patient information will be enhanced.
“With our single EPR across 3 hospital providers in the City, this will link seamlessly through interoperability with the broader health and social care system.”
By April 2020, it also expects to achieve either the HIMSS EMRAM level 7 accreditation or an equivalent.