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King’s College Hospital gains stability, flexibility and control with Core EPR

One of the UK’s leading Trusts, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCH), provides a wide range of healthcare services and is a world-class teaching hospital.

In October 2013, KCH took responsibility for additional hospitals and services that span multiple sites. The integration sparked a transformation programme with a vision of being a new kind of Trust—built around patient needs. Having a robust Electronic Patient Record (EPR) at its core would be a critical piece of delivering the highest quality of care across the newly joined-up and well-managed healthcare system.

”We have much more power with Allscripts Sunrise MLMs…For clinical documents, we can pull and define data in from elsewhere in system very easily. We can drive the correct workflows.”

Allscripts Sunrise Offers Flexibility and Control

KCH selected Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care and began the implementation in 2016. Taking a clinical-wrap approach enabled the organisation to adopt an initial suite of clinical solutions that worked with its existing Patient Administration Systems (PAS). This implementation approach gave both flexibility and control that enabled the Trust to build on its EPR foundation at its own pace.

Since first launching at KCH, the Trust was also able to develop a rollout plan to Princess Royal University Hospital. Acquired in 2013, this organisation had limited clinical functionality. It implemented the first phase of Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care in November 2017, adding order communications and results, some electronic documentation and nursing assessments, then deployed electronic prescribing and medication administration (EPMA). The rollout was complete in July 2018.

Ready For The Future

KCH plans to build on its Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care foundation over the next several years. For example, it plans to add functionality that enables electronic management of internal and external referrals, and to improve clinical governance around reviewing diagnostic results.

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