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May 2, 2012

NHS hospital to deploy clinical portal to improve workflow

The Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK will install Harris Corporation's clinical portal to offer a paperless and mobile clinical environment at its facility.

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FrimleyThe Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK will install Harris Corporation’s clinical portal to offer a paperless and mobile clinical environment at its facility.

The move is part of trust’s three-year strategy, which aims to provide a trust-wide, integrated electronic patient record.

The clinical portal is expected to help the NHS Trust to streamline access to core clinical applications and equip clinicians with a single contextual view of patient information.

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust informatics associate director Mike McSweeney said the clinical portal will help the hospital to increase efficiency.

"The ability for healthcare professionals at the coal face to filter and sort patients and link with GP systems through a clinical portal is critical in transforming end-to-end patient care."

"With our clinicians able to spend more time on their core competencies, we can reduce costs through protecting investment in existing systems while establishing a paperless system throughout the hospital," McSweeney added.

The initial phase of the deployment will integrate six core clinical systems, including patient demographics, information from accident and emergency, outpatient waiting lists from the patient administration system, real-time admission discharge and transfer, orders and reporting from pathology and radiology, as well as images from the picture archiving and communications system.

Royal College of Physicians tutor at the trust Dr Mark Lloyd said, "Over the last few months, clinicians were involved in assessing a number of solutions before selecting the Harris clinical portal. The portal’s ease of navigation, seamlessness and speed, as well as the ability to tailor the system to different specialities and departments, really set it apart."

"Looking to the future, the ability for healthcare professionals at the coal face to filter and sort patients and link with GP systems through a clinical portal is critical in transforming end-to-end patient care," Lloyd added.


Image: Frimley Park Hospital will implement the Harris clinical portal to streamline access to its core clinical applications. Photo: Euchiasmus

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