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Webinar on Demand – Digital Hospital Journey with the Lorenzo EMR

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Hear how Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is digitising and transforming healthcare delivery to improve performance and patient outcomes.

Imagine first redeveloping your busy emergency department in an ambitious £7 million ($11 million AUD) expansion and then immediately after, going live with a new EMR. In 2015 that’s exactly what Dr Mark Simpson, Chief Clinical Information Officer at the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust did.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest Trusts in the United Kingdom and the major NHS partner in the Hull York Medical School. With 1,100 beds serving a population of 600,000 and providing specialist and tertiary services to up to 1.25 million, the Trust was struggling with rising service demand and the need to increase efficiency to avoid new performance penalties.

The centrepiece of this massive transformational health IT project is the Lorenzo EMR. Project goals included: eliminating paper records by 2025, facilitating agile and collaborative working and enabling information sharing across the Trust.

During the webinar Mark, who is also Clinical Director of Acute and Emergency Care, an ED Consultant and Chair of the UK Lorenzo User Group, explains how he and his team:

  • Managed a successful big bang EMR go-live at one of the largest and most complex NHS Trusts
  • Redesigned and digitised key clinical pathways to reduce variation and improve patient outcomes
  • Used simulations to ensure a smooth go-live in critical departments like emergency
  • Achieved Trust wide and multi-disciplinary clinical engagement.

Benefits realised include:

  • A single patient record across the entire Trust
  • Faster patient transfers between wards
  • End-to-end clinical pathway management
  • Improved decision making and reduced time to treatment – clinical staff able to view more than 850,000 test results instantly
  • Safer care through instant access to allergy information
  • Efficient ordering of radiology and pathology tests – streamlined workflows including order sets and questions
  • Annual savings of £1 million ($1.6 million AUD) through reduction in paper.

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