Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has contracted iSOFT to upgrade its patient administration system, which will provide additional patient and clinical functionality at its four hospitals.

As part of a five-year contract, iSOFT will install an e-prescribing and medicines administration solution across all specialties and its HealthViews solution for consolidated access to patient information across the trust.

The upgraded patient administration system will help the trust to capture changes to patient data in real-time, improving admissions, transfers and releases, bed management and target management.

Pennine information management and techonology associate director Christine Walters said the improvements will reduce dependence on paper, cut duplication and offer clinical staff a complete single door access to patient and clinical records.