Two psychological well being wards run by Central and North West London NHS Basis Belief (CNWL) have gone stay with an digital prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) system from TPP.
Redwood Ward and Kershaw Ward at St. Charles Hospital in West London have been chosen as the primary pilot websites to roll out the SystmOne EPMA answer in July.
By switching to paperless, prescribing info on the wards is now extra accessible to all medical employees that require it.
This implies nurses now not need to name the pharmacy looking for charts or ask docs whether or not they can take charts for medicines rounds.
Moreover, giant screens have been put in on drug carts, within the nurses’ places of work and in rooms the place ward rounds are performed which implies employees can entry info when and the place they want it.
Medical doctors have additionally saved half an hour a day that was beforehand spent rewriting drug charts to make sure consistency and accuracy, that means they’ve extra time to deal with affected person care.
Tf Chan, chief pharmacist at CNWL and undertaking sponsor for the roll out of SystmOne EPMA, mentioned: “Introducing an EPMA system is at all times difficult however much more so throughout a pandemic.
“Regardless of present obstacles, SystmOne’s ease of use and intuitiveness has made the changeover a lot simpler for workers. For instance, treatment charts in EPMA being set out just like the paper drug charts employees are aware of has helped groups rapidly get began with utilizing the system.”
In addition to bringing advantages to sufferers and medical employees, the answer additionally helps with standardising documentation. Workers can see precisely who prescribed or administered treatment so can simply contact the correct particular person if they’ve any queries.
Within the case of sufferers refusing treatment, employees beforehand had no constant methodology for documenting this however can now doc these occasions on the contact of a button. This all contributes to a discount in error plus higher auditing and monitoring of care.
Error is additional decreased with the power of employees to set treatment assessment dates within the system. They will enter a date for assessment and depend on the system to ship a reminder, making certain sufferers obtain responsibly managed treatment that’s frequently reviewed.
After the profitable rollout of SystmOne EPMA at their first two medical websites, the staff at CNWL are planning on managing six go lives a month from the early September and may have all 52 of their psychological well being websites stay with EPMA by April 2022. The belief will use any learnings from the go lives on the pilot websites to assist future rollouts.
Tom Hardy, lead medical techniques analyst at TPP, added: “TPP is happy to see SystmOne EPMA already starting to help employees at CNWL with their work and look ahead to persevering with to assist them going ahead of their roll out.
“EPMA will be sure that employees and sufferers within the space will profit from complete, well-managed and absolutely digitised medicines and prescription administration.”
In addition to offering an EPMA answer, TPP additionally offers an digital well being report answer and earlier this yr Digital Well being Information reported on three NHS psychological well being trusts deploying the expertise.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Basis Belief (CWP), Leicester Partnership NHS Belief (LPT) and Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Basis Belief (CPFT) all rolled out SystmOne Psychological Well being within the second half of 2020.