Kingston Hospital unlocks efficiencies

Swiss Post Solutions and IMMJ Systems work together to deliver electronic document management solution

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most digitally-advanced healthcare organisations in the country

Swiss Post Solutions (SPS) and IMMJ Systems have been selected by Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a multi-speciality service enabling instant access to clinical information, improved integration, and collaboration between clinicians.

Kingston Hospital has always been at the forefront of digitisation and is one of only a handful of NHS trusts in the UK at EMRAM score 6.

The trust supports around 350,000 patients and employs 3,200 staff.

In 2017, it was the fourth trust in the country to achieve stage 6 of the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Analytics Adoption Model by becoming a paper-lite hospital.

And the deployment of the MediViewer Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) is seen as a key enabler for the trust to move to stage 7.

SPS UKI chose IMMJ Systems to integrate its MediViewer EDMS with the trust’s Cerner Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system.

MediViewer is a next-generation digital platform providing searchable, categorised, digitised clinical content and full electronic patient records at the point of care.

By choosing to unlock more-efficient ways of delivering care through a fully-integrated system, the trust will improve safety for patients due to greater accuracy of data; 24/7 access to records anywhere; and a full, consistent and up-to-date version of patient information.

Improved access to relevant information will also increase staff morale, allowing them to focus on core duties with decreased administrative workload.

Carl Chow, chief clinical information officer at the trust, said: “We are proud to be a leading trust, demonstrating a commitment to improve patient safety and the quality of clinical care while enabling our staff to carry out core duties more efficiently through the use of technology.‘’

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