Leeds hospital chooses Alfresco to modernise patient records

25 February 2020 (Last Updated February 25th, 2020 12:01)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has selected Alfresco Software to modernise and manage more than 3 million patient records.

Leeds hospital chooses Alfresco to modernise patient records
Alfresco enables the NHS Trust to improve information sharing efficiency. Credit: vjohns1580 from Pixabay.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has selected Alfresco Software to modernise and manage more than 3 million patient records.

Alfresco Digital Business Platform will help the NHS Trust in the creation of an enterprise content management solution for patient records modernisation.

The Trust, which employs more than 17,000 people, sought an open source-based solution to integrate with its existing medical record solution, and with a digitally shared care record initiative.

The integration will enable clinical staff to see healthcare data across several care providers and between different systems in real-time.

Alfresco has allowed the trust to completely overhaul its records management system and convert huge volume of paper records into digital format.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust programme head of digital health programmes Rob Child said: “Alfresco has been absolutely pivotal for us in dealing with our paper records.

“It fits in with our paperless strategy of trying to get everything converted to digital. We can scan information into Alfresco and then destroy the paper document.”

The Trust has collaborated with UK-based SynApps Solutions to design a process flow within the Alfresco Digital Business Platform for tracking and managing content, in order to easily search the information.

Under the partnership, both the parties are working to enhance the process of online medical leaflets creation. It includes a template which asks questions allowing clinical teams to collaborate together to design a patient centred leaflet.

The Trust, which treats more than 1.6 million patients each year across seven hospitals and 175 medical facilities, expects to upload all of its 10 TB of data and scan its warehouse full of paper records into Alfresco later this year in order to make the platform its primary patient record repository.