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Walsall Healthcare deploys System C EPR


Mark Say Managing Editor

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has gone live with its new electronic patient record system from System C.

Stethoscope and laptop

It has become the second trust in the UK to replace the Lorenzo system bought as part of the National Programme for IT, following the move by Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The two trusts have collaborated on the change over the past year, and the deployment at Walsall was conducted largely remotely.

Walsall Healthcare is using System C’s CareFlow contact management functionality to manage clinical workflows both within the hospital and in the community, including handling bookings, referrals, scheduling, assessments and outcomes as well as reporting.

It also integrated a new theatre management system from Bluespier as a replacement for its legacy Ormis system.

Daren Fradgley, director of integration and deputy chief executive at Walsall Healthcare, said: “Replacing an electronic patient record is a major programme of work impacting all of our clinical processes. We are delighted that the transition has happened so smoothly.

“The feedback from users has been really positive and that is a tribute to the genuine partnership between Walsall and System C. Thank you as well to our colleagues in Barnsley who walked the floors with us on ‘go live’ weekend.”

Image by Daniel Sone, public domain via Wikimedia Commons

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