Kettering hospital launches medical records digitisation project

Partnership with IMMJ Systems, Swiss Post Solutions, and System C drives transformation

Kettering General Hospital aims to become the most-digitally-advanced NHS organisation in the country

Kettering General Hospital has embarked on a major medical records digitisation project with partners System C, IMMJ Systems, and SPS that will see more than 220,000 medical records securely scanned into the IMMJ Systems MediViewer Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).

The project is part of the trust’s ambitious 10-year digital transformation plan, working in partnership with EPR supplier, System C.

Its aim is to improve care provided to patients by delivering mobile clinical and decision-making support to clinicians, by improving the flow of patients through the 600-bed hospital, and by fully digitising the patient record.

As part of this programme, the trust is implementing the leading next-generation EDMS MediViewer from IMMJ Systems.

Achieving our ambition to become the most digital hospital in England by July 2023 would mean clinicians are given excellent tools that give them back time to care, patients are in control of their treatment, managers have instant information to drive decision-making, and all staff have access to amazing training and support

The software integrates seamlessly with System C’s Careflow EPR to provide clinical-context launching of the digitised record.

The tightly-integrated platform enables clinical and clerical users to view the complete history for each patient attending the trust, as well as being able to search through the record for key clinical documents via the MediViewer SmartIndexing technology.

Swiss Post Solutions (SPS) is, in turn, contracted to digitise all active patient records for the trust.

The combined solutions will provide instantaneous access to scanned medical records via the EPR safely and securely.

And the speed and intuitive design of the MediViewer EDMS means that simple-but-rich features will enable clinical users to easily find the key documentation needed at the point of care, especially as MediViewer not only OCRs all ingested information (scanned or born digital), but applies its SmartIndexing technology over the top, classifying information so it can be found via a single click of a button.

Andy Callow, group chief digital information officer for both Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital, said: “Our ambition is to be the most digital hospital group in England by July 2023.

Starting to scan paper records at Kettering is something we've been looking forward to as it is a really-important milestone on our journey

“Achieving that would mean clinicians are given excellent tools that give them back time to care, patients are in control of their treatment, managers have instant information to drive decision-making, and all staff have access to amazing training and support.

“Starting to scan paper records at Kettering is something we've been looking forward to as it is a really-important milestone on our journey.”

Jamie Hall, head of sales at IMMJ Systems, added: “This is a significant milestone for the trust and for its ambitions to be the most-digitally-advanced hospital in the country, with secure, resilient, accurate, and timely information at the point of patient care.

“The digitisation of the trust’s medical records will deliver not only huge clinical benefits, but will also help it to deliver many cash-releasing and operational efficiencies from the implementation of EDMS technology.

“It brings Kettering and Northampton General Hospital, already working together in a group management model, the benefits of using the same document management platform.”

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