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Second Welsh health board signs for Cito software

09/06/21

Mark Say Managing Editor

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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), the largest in Wales, is to use Civica’s Cito software to support its patient record transition programme.

It has signed a five-year contract to use the software to provide a single cohesive view of the acute patient record across all its sites.

Its digital health record will use electronic forms to gather information directly from clinicians, patients and healthcare professionals, alongside drawing information from other key local and national systems together with scanned information to reduce the reliance on paper. 

This will create a single digital patient case note that can be shared with other healthcare professionals in Wales and beyond.

Civica said this will help BCUHB to improve patient flow, enhance patient safety and confidentiality, and reduce costs, and support its aim to become paper-light by 2023. 

It will also provide support for virtual clinics.

Patient-centric commitment

Jo Whitehead, CEO at BCUHB, said: “We’re committed to continued patient-centric care by ensuring the right patient information is available to clinicians at the point of delivery of care. It’s important that patients and their carers can actively participate in their care, with the confidence that their information is safe.

“We selected Civica’s Cito as the best option to provide fast and accurate availability of all patient records. This will support our clinical decision making and ultimately ensure better outcomes for patients.”

BCUHB is the second Welsh health board to select Cito, following Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board which contracted Civica to support its Digital Hospital agenda in 2019.

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