Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital’s journey to digital maturity
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital becomes one of the most digitally mature trusts following closed loop medication management roll out with Sunrise KBMA.
The trust has been at the forefront of digital transformation for more than a decade, first going live with Sunrise EPR back in 2012. In that time, the trust has been rated outstanding twice by the Care Quality Commission and achieved a HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 rating in December 2021. This was underpinned by the introduction of Closed Loop Medication Administration (CLMA) processes in October 2021. This built on existing electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) functionality that was introduced in 2013 with the aim of further enhancing patient safety by reducing medication administration errors, which are the leading cause of avoidable harm in healthcare. The trust now has its sights set on achieving EMRAM Stage 7 by 2023.
The introduction of Sunrise Knowledge Based Medication Administration (Sunrise KBMA) has enabled the trust to:
Improve patient safety
Since introducing Sunrise KBMA, the trust has been able to reduce medication administration errors by 55%.
Reduce clinical time by improving administrative processes
At least one minute of time is being saved per prescription as the process is much more streamlined.
Advance digital maturity
By introducing CLMA within the ePMA deployment, the trust was able to achieve HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6.