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Kettering Hospital Trust begins patient record digitisation

07/07/21

Mark Say Managing Editor

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Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has begun a major project for the digitisation of its medical records.

Kettering Hospital entrance

It is working with IMMJ Systems, Swiss Post Solutions and System C on scanning more than 22,000 records into the IMMJ MediViewer electronic document management system.

The project is part of the trust’s 10-year digital transformation plan.

It includes the integration of MediViewer with System C’s Careflow electronic patient record, making it possible for clinical and clerical staff to view the complete history for each patient attending the trust.

Andy Callow, group chief digital information officer for both Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital, commented: “Our ambition is to be the most digital hospital group in England by July 2023. Achieving that would mean clinicians are given excellent tools that give them back time to care, patients are in control of their treatment, managers have instant information to drive decision making and all staff have access to amazing training and support.

“Starting to scan paper records at Kettering is something we've been looking forward to as it is a really important milestone on our journey.”

 

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