Kettering General Hospital is embarking on a digital clinical record project


Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is embarking on a major project to digitize medical records with partners System C, IMMJ Systems and Swiss Post Solutions (SPS).

As part of the trust 10-year digital transformation plan, more than 220,000 medical records will be scanned into MediViewer IMMJ Systems’ electronic document management (EDMS) system.

The EDMS software integrates seamlessly with System C’s CareFlow EPR, so all clinical and administrative users can view each patient’s complete history within the trust. The final element of the project is provided by SPS, which has been contracted to digitize all active patient records for trust.

With the full digitization of patient records, trust aims to improve patient care by providing clinical and mobile decision-making support to clinicians. Healthcare professionals will have instant and secure access to medical records scanned using the EPR. It can also be searched thanks to MediViewer’s SmartIndexing technology, which classifies information.

Andy Callow, head of the group’s digital information for trust, said: “Our ambition is to be the most digital hospital group in England by July 2023. If this is achieved, clinicians will receive excellent tools to give them back time to be cared monitor their treatment, managers have instant information to drive decision-making and all staff have access to incredible training and support.

“Starting to scan paper records in Kettering is something we’ve been wanting, as it’s a really important milestone in our journey.”

Previously, trust was the first enters live with System C Patient Flow software., a key part of the integrated CareFlow EPR.

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