TPP & Accenture Sign Three-Year deal with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to Implement Hospital System
TPP and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have signed a new three-year agreement with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to implement a full hospital system that will connect local clinicians with 1.1 million electronic patient records. Under the agreement, Accenture will deploy TPP’s SystmOne solution, including a patient administration system, which will enable the sharing of health information between clinicians for more than 200,000 patients in the region.
“Having worked as a GP in this area for more than 20 years, I couldn’t be more delighted with this news. Not only will clinicians at Airedale 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” said John Parry, clinical director, TPP. “It’s a fantastic step forward for all of us as clinicians in Bradford and Airedale and even better news for patients in the area.”
“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,” said Jim Burke, who leads Accenture's UK health business.
Accenture will work with Airedale to deploy SystmOne patient administration system, emergency department management (A&E) and the first phase of hospital bed management, which will be in the Medical Admissions Unit (MAU), all by the end of 2012. This will allow for a quick and easy electronic admission into MAU following a patient’s attendance in A&E.
The bed management system is then due to be extended across the whole hospital and the remaining modules of e-prescribing and e-discharge are due to be deployed throughout 2013.
Currently, SystmOne is implemented across approximately 80 general practitioners (GPs), 10 palliative organisations and more than 100 community services in the Bradford and Airedale region.
Tim Rycroft, head of IT and information governance at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said “SystmOne offers us the potential to join up patient care across primary, secondary and social care, creating ‘one patient, one record’. This means that clinicians in any care setting will have access to appropriate information about a patient. With SystmOne, we will get closer to our vision of a shared electronic patient record across all our services.”
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