Betsi Cadwaladr College Well being Board has caught a cope with Civica to assist the board’s affected person file transition programme.
The five-year contract will see using Civica’s Cito software program used to ship a single and cohesive view of affected person data throughout the board’s websites.
Betsi Cadwaladr College Well being Board (BCUHB) is the most important well being organisation in Wales with a funds of about £1.4bn. The board employs greater than 17,000 workers who carry out greater than 1.eight million affected person actions per 12 months.
Every transaction with a affected person requires entry to a affected person’s file to assist medical resolution making and guarantee higher affected person outcomes. The Cito software program will underpin the board’s affected person file transition programme to ship the digital well being file (DHR) challenge.
The DHR will use digital kinds to assemble info immediately from clinicians, sufferers and well being care professionals, alongside drawing info from different key native and nationwide programs along with scanned info to considerably scale back the reliance on paper.
The intention of this method is to create a single digital affected person case notice that may be shared safely and simply with different well being care professionals in Wales and past.
This may assist BCUHB enhance affected person movement, improve affected person security and confidentiality, and scale back prices. The DHR additionally helps the board’s intention to scale back storage prices and turn into paper-light by 2023.
Jo Whitehead, chief government officer at Betsi Cadwaladr College Well being Board stated: “We’re dedicated to continued patient-centric care by making certain the suitable affected person info is on the market to clinicians on the level of supply of care.
“It’s necessary that sufferers and their carers can actively take part of their care, with the boldness that their info is protected.
“We chosen Civica’s Cito as the best choice to offer quick and correct availability of all affected person data. This may assist our medical resolution making and in the end guarantee higher outcomes for sufferers.”
Throughout the pandemic many outpatient clinics within the area started delivering distant consultations by video or cellphone. The DHR will proceed to assist these digital clinics.
BCUHB is the second Welsh well being board to pick out Cito, following Cwm Taf Morgannwg College Well being Board which signed a cope with Civica in 2019 to assist its digital hospital agenda. Civica now works with three of Wales’ largest well being boards.
Steve Mind, government director of well being and care at Civica, added: “Delivering a paperless NHS on the level of care is essential to enhance security and efficiencies, placing the suitable instruments into clinicians’ arms to make their jobs simpler and safer.
“We’re excited to assist the Board’s digital innovation journey.”