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Trust Invests in New Health Information System with Allscripts Sunrise

Newsdate: 10 October 2014

Pictured left to right back row: Martyn Smith, Mike Pye, Laurence Pritchard, Stephen Dobson, Pam Green, Allison Foil, Rob Forster and Front Row: Andrew Foster, Lord Philip Hunt, Stuart MillerWrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) and Allscripts are delighted to announce WWL’s decision to implement the Allscripts Sunrise™ solution as WWL’s new Health Information System (HIS).

The total investment in the new HIS is over £12 million, with Allscripts providing the main software platform within the final system.The new system will be implemented across all WWL sites and will completely transform the way WWL delivers healthcare in the future. This is yet another example of the Trust’s ongoing investment to improve patient care.

The system will provide the Trust with a proven, robust and flexible response to our current electronic patient record requirements. It will also maintain the ability to evolve which will make sure future clinical, operational and financial needs are also supported.

The Allscripts Sunrise solution will aid our patients in a number of ways. Through its provision of a joined-up electronic care record, up-to-date patient information will be available from admission to discharge. This will support safer, more efficient patient care throughout their time in hospital. It will enable Clinicians to diagnose conditions faster and provide safer, more effective treatment. The system also will improve the identification of patient’s potential allergies, will raise alerts and escalate safety concerns. A huge benefit to patients is their accessibility to their own records; giving them greater control and flexibility in the care they receive.

By providing a single point of entry, for clinical and administrative information, we will see a reduction in duplication. This will also mean less time updating medical notes, freeing up time for more hands-on patient care. The electronic system will also aid greater efficiency in managing handovers of care, in addition to supporting team working between different care providers.

The improvements in data quality will also greatly support safer, more efficient patient care and support clinical research initiatives.

“Allscripts, like WWL, is an innovative, forward-thinking organisation,” said Andrew Foster, Chief Executive. “The Allscripts Sunrise solution fits perfectly with WWL’s mission to be safe, effective and caring and put the patient at the centre of everything we do. WWL will make the most of the flexibility, dependability and innovative clinical capabilities of the new system to continue to deliver exceptional outcomes for our patients and continually improve quality and safety.”

In addition to Allscripts Sunrise, WWL will deploy Allscripts Sunrise Emergency Care™ and other patient-focused solutions, including portal and mobile applications. Allscripts Sunrise Emergency Care provides end-to-end emergency department (ED) management to reduce wait time and length of stay and ensure ED physicians see patients faster, and meet department goals.

“We are very pleased WWL has chosen Allscripts,” said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “WWL’s commitment to Allscripts underscores our value for healthcare organizations throughout the United Kingdom. Allscripts is a trusted partner with a clear history of delivering on-time, on-budget implementations for hospitals within the National Health Service. We are looking forward to contributing to WWL’s mission of care for its communities.”

Pictured above left to right back row: Martyn Smith, Mike Pye, Laurence Pritchard, Stephen Dobson, Pam Green, Allison Foil, Rob Forster and Front Row: Andrew Foster, Lord Philip Hunt, Stuart Miller