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The Christie Trust launches ePROMs patient portal

21/09/22

Mark Say Managing Editor

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The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with a new electronic patient reported outcome measures (ePROMs) service for cancer patients.

The 24 ePROMS forms have been launched across 10 cancer pathways, with another 10 planned by the end of 2022.

The digital service was developed using Better’s low code environment, part of the openEHR digital health platform.  

The roll out is part of the trust’s five-year strategy to modernise its electronic health record underpinned by openEHR data standards. ePROMS are the first in over 680 forms that will be digitalised by the trust using Better’s low code tools.  

The platform makes it possible to capture and longitudinally store data and to make it instantly available to clinicans across the trust.

Development of the application, including joining up and structuring siloed data to be used in the forms, took four months.

Scheduling module

In parallel, the digital team at the trust has developed a new patient scheduling module within the EHR which allows clinicians and researchers to schedule questionnaires and sends notifications to patients to complete their forms. It took less than three months to develop.

IT consultancy Aire Logic also supported the roll out.

Alistair Reid-Pearson, CIO of the Christie, said: “Better’s openEHR platform and low code tools are helping us modernise our EHR and refining how we collect data with high quality, high user experience and high security.

“The use of open storage standards will support integration with regional and national partners as more data streams are connected.” 

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