County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has selected Ascribe’s emergency care clinical IT platform, Symphony, for patient management through a single interface across the trust.
The trust will initially install the technology in acute emergency departments at Durham University Hospital and Darlington Memorial Hospital.
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust health informatics associate director Andrew Izon said Ascribe’s emergency care system will replace three legacy clinical systems across all of the trust’s acute emergency care centres and unscheduled care admissions units.
"It will provide a single registration process and a shared clinical emergency care database at County Durham & Darlington for the first time," Izon added.
"This joined-up approach fits with the trust’s strategic goals; it will benefit our patients and provide our clinicians with a market leading and functionally rich IT system; helping to reduce some of their administrative workload and allowing more time to be spent with patients."
Ascribe’s Symphony enables paperless operations and is designed to integrate with the trust’s existing Ascribe clinical systems such as the Ascribe CaMIS EPR.
Symphony is locally configurable, enables real-time workflow monitoring, and provides an interface that tracks patient details, including clinical and administrative data, from admission till discharge.
The technology will deliver clinical discharge messages for all attendances, which will be sent to the appropriate clinicians at the trust.
Ascribe CEO Stephen Critchlow said, "We are committed to improving patient safety by ensuring clinicians have access to a complete health record for each patient as they diagnose and recommend care pathways."
The Ascribe ED system to be implemented at the trust will feature patient triage and tracking, clinical orders, bed management, multidisciplinary progress notes and clinical documentation and a business intelligence data reporting solution designed by the company’s consultancy team.