A new clinical computer system designed to improve record-keeping and integration with other local health services has been installed at Weston Hospicecare.
The hospice has upgraded its clinical electronic patient management system from CrossCare to EMIS Web.
The move comes in large part because other care organisations within the hospice’s catchment area of Somerset and North Somerset already use EMIS Web, and the change will simplify interaction between these different bodies.
The switch is supported by a grant from Somerset CCG and will enable the hospice to effortlessly share patient data with GP surgeries and community nursing teams across North Somerset.
Improvements include care providers being immediately informed of data changes made by affiliate care partners, while the new system also helps with registering patients, booking appointments and data management.
In addition, the hospice will save valuable time and effort by not having to re-enter data.
Improved communication efficiency was also a driver of this transformation, with connectivity to GP systems and other health care systems offering huge potential advantages in terms of safety, availability of real time information and reduction in administration tasks.
Director of Patient Services, John Bailey, said: “The switch to EMIS Web will help the hospice streamline and improve communications with local GPs and care providers, ultimately improving patient care and its management.”