Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells roll out ePMA resolution

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Belief has efficiently deployed Altera Digital Well being’s Dawn digital prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) resolution.

The brand new performance will assist to allow correct, well timed prescribing processes on the belief and enhance affected person security by means of elevated prescriber consciousness. As well as, it’s anticipated to reinforce workflows, enhancing experiences for clinicians and releasing time for affected person care.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells first went stay with the Dawn EPR in September 2021, earlier than Allscripts rebranded to Altera Digital Health. The brand new ePMA roll-out is embedded inside the EPR.

Mildred Johnson, chief pharmacist and chair of ePMA Venture Board at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Belief, mentioned: “The system goes to fully remodel methods of working for our pharmacists, lots of whom are working digitally for the primary time.”

She continued: “We count on this to be particularly useful in busy intervals, when medicine errors may be extra doubtless. The system has been arrange for an alert to be generated when there is a high-level drug interplay throughout the prescribing course of.”

The on-call docs and pharmacists at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells at the moment are supported to prescribe remotely, because the system may be accessed from anyplace. This permits scientific workers to spend extra time with their sufferers, moderately than on the telephone organising the prescription of medicines.

Jane Saunders, programme director for EPR and digital transformation at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, mentioned: “The very fact now we have been capable of obtain such speedy and impactful transformation is testomony to the collaboration between our crew and Altera Digital Well being.

“Our mission is to supply excellent care and this newest go-live helps us to attain that. Our digital journey is underpinned by our EPR, and this can be a main step.”

The roll-out is the most recent part of the belief’s 10-year digital transformation technique geared toward enhancing digital maturity.

The subsequent step for the belief is to work in the direction of piloting Digital Discharge Notification (EDN) throughout 4 wards, in addition to rolling-out the ePMA in maternity later this 12 months, adopted by paediatrics in 2024.

It additionally plans to deploy the Dawn Surgical Care resolution alongside the Provation iPro anaesthetic file later this 12 months.