The Mobius desktop and Mobile solution will be used as part of the Whittington Hospitals Enhanced Recovery Pathway Project driven by Martin Kuper – Lead Clinician for NHS London.
The Enhanced Recovery Programme is about improving outcomes and speeding up a patient’s recovery after surgery, resulting in both benefits to patients and staff. The programme focuses on making sure patients are active participants in their own recovery process it also aims to ensure that patients always receive evidence based care at the right time. The utilisation of Mobius as part of this project will assist in ensuring that through the use of innovative technology these objectives can be met with ease and efficiency.
Fortrus will be exhibiting at the Healthcare Computing conference at the ICC Birmingham on the 16th and 17th of April.
The conference is presented by the British Computer Society, HIMSS and Health IN4MATICS.
The Secretary of State for Healthcare (RT Hon Jeremy Hunt MP) will be delivering a keynote speech as well as other notable presenters.
Come and visit us on stand 200 to see our reinvention of the Electronic Medical Record.
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Fortrus have been successful in being selected for the new London and South framework that will provide IT solutions to 30 NHS trusts and community interest organisations.
The new framework is in preparation for the end of their National Programme for IT in the NHS contracts in October 2015.
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The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has successfully completed ‘go-live’ in its second, planned early adopter clinical area. Supported by the Trust’s Implementation and Change team staff as well as Atos and Fortrus, Mobius EMR (known as eNotes at Exeter) went live within the Oral Surgery Outpatients area on the 11th February 2013. Clinicians are now completing eNotes electronic forms, designed and deployed by the Trust, to capture patient information which is instantly saved and available within the eNotes EMR. Existing paper forms have also been barcoded and are scanned following use in clinic.
Months of process analysis, transition planning and staff engagement has been fed into the eNotes Trust-wide rollout plan which incorporates the scanning and restructuring of paper medical records as staff in each clinical area use eNotes. The project has already gained high praise from the Clinicians and is well on track to deliver the original business case objectives.
- Their personal records including medical records are accurate, fit for purpose, held securely and remain confidential.
- Other records required to be kept to protect their safety and well being are maintained and held securely where required.
The judgement of the CQC was that; “People were protected from the risks of unsafe or inappropriate care and treatment because accurate and appropriate records were maintained.”
The CQC noted that Mobius was being used to keep these digital records and that this enabled them to be kept secure and in good order, as well as facilitating sharing of detailed risk assessments and care plans with patients.
On the way towards the 2018 goal, the Health Secretary wants to see:
- By March 2015 – everyone who wishes will be able to get online access to their own health records held by their GP.
- Adoption of paperless referrals – instead of sending a letter to the hospital when referring a patient to hospital, the GP can send an email instead.
- Clear plans in place to enable secure linking of these electronic health and care records wherever they are held, so there is as complete a record as possible of the care someone receives.
- Clear plans in place for those records to be able to follow individuals, with their consent, to any part of the NHS or social care system.
- By April 2018 – digital information to be fully available across NHS and social care services, barring any individual opt outs.
All of these goals can be achieved with our Mobius Electronic Medical Record solution.
Interest in the Mobius EMR deployment at the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust continues to grow. Many NHS Trusts attended the recent EMR Summit run by Basildon and continue to show a keen interest in digitising their records in a similar fashion. The Return on Investment and business case drivers can be found at the following web site links: