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Driving Clinical Transformation with a Strong Electronic Patient Record

Before choosing Altera Sunrise Acute Care as its core electronic patient record (EPR), Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) faced several difficult issues with a predominantly paper-based system. “Our health IT challenges were interdependent and very complex,” Chief Clinical Information Officer Dr Martin Farrier said. Handwritten notes were difficult to read and WWL accumulated physical paper documents at an exponential rate. In addition, clinicians had trouble accessing the data within these notes. “Our data was poor, the systems collecting data were poor, and we had this huge influx of knowledge—test results, other online databases, genetic information—that clinicians were trying to assimilate and interpret,” Farrier said. “All the problems were coming together at the same time, and we couldn’t just carry on doing this with paper. The future could not look like the past.”

Download the case study to learn how Altera Sunrise has:

  • Enabled WWL to go live with clinical systems at its own pace and with existing PAS
  • Given clinicians electronic access to data to enable better communication and care coordination
  • Laid the foundations for the future with their plans to build on early benefits by going paperless, standardising clinical pathways and sharing data with other hospitals and GPs
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