Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, in the UK, has signed a three-year contract with TPP and Accenture to implement a hospital system that will connect clinicians with patient records.

"Accenture and Airedale will join forces to deploy the TPP SystmOne, including the patient administration system."

As per the agreement, Accenture will install TPP’s SystmOne platform, which allows the sharing of patient health information between clinicians across the region.

John Parry, TPP clinical director, said: "Not only will Airedale clinicians benefit from truly integrated functionality, which will increase efficiency and improve patient care, but patients across the entire region will now potentially be able to share their electronic patient record with every service that cares for them."

Accenture and Airedale will join forces to deploy the TPP SystmOne, including the patient administration system, ambulatory and emergency department management, as well as the first phase of hospital-bed management modules.

The trust expects to install the technology at the Medical Admissions Unit by the end of 2012. In 2013, the trust plans to adopt the bed-management system across the hospital, and install the remaining modules for e-prescribing and e-discharge.

Jim Burke, Accenture UK health business lead, said: "Accenture’s systems integration experience, coupled with TPP’s SystmOne technology, will enable physicians to access real-time clinical information and personal-health data, allowing for higher-quality care and improved health delivery across the entire system."

At present, 80 general practitioners, ten palliative organisations and community services in the Bradford and Airedale regions are making use of SystmOne.

Tim Rycroft, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust IT and information governance head, said: "SystmOne offers us the potential to join up patient care across primary, secondary and social care, creating ‘one patient, one record.’"