Delivering digital transformational change across Royal Papworth

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – England

Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and treating more than 50,000 patients each year.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a leading heart and lung hospital in Cambridgeshire, England, adopted Dedalus’ electronic patient records (EPR) system  across the Trust during their move to their new state-of-the-art facility on the Cambridge biomedical campus as a catalyst to move them forward with their digital transformation strategy and to provide embodied end-to-end transformation across the Trust along with improved patient safety through the electronic prescribing component.

Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

 The EPR has recently moved into the cloud which has seen a performance advantage and improvements in reliability and has opened up other software such as Dedalus’ ClinicalAide with information being accessed via tablets providing a more flexible way of working on the hospital wards.  PatientAide the patient portal is now being used at the hospital providing patients with access to their appointments through their own devices, enabling patients to take an interest in their own care.

“This is benefitting our patients in a way which we’ve never been able to achieve before but the data has to be trustworthy and reliable and by making sure we’re using standards and we’ve got easy to use tools, our staff are competent and trained and we’re using a common language makes that easier to achieve.   So I’m excited about that bigger future as for the first time we’ve got a scale of interoperability of these systems which will enable us to do that.”

Andrew Raynes, Chief Information Officer, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

As a consequence of the move to the cloud coming next is data analytics which will enable the Trust to look at the entire view of the patient record, and analyse the data to see which patients could be eligible for clinical trials.

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