Following a competitive tender process on the Government procurement Services framework, 6PM is pleased to announce that St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has ordered its integrated electronic document management and paper management solution, supported by radio frequency identity (RFID) tags.
The solution covers the implementation of 6PM’s iFIT – their web based Intelligent File and Inventory Tracking software supported by Radio Frequency Identify (RFID) tags, which are attached to active paper health records. The Medical Records library staff will gain immediate efficiency savings in tracking, pulling, re-filing, preparing, auditing and locating the health records. The automation of this file tracking process will also release clinic- staff from these administrative chores, allowing more time to be spent with patients.
The introduction of EMC’s Documentum XCP enterprise wide Electronic Document Management (EDM), Business Process Management (BPM) and Captiva scanning platform will enable the paper based patient history to be captured electronically and made available for clinical and healthcare use. The EDM platform will enable an increasing amount of information to be captured and held electronically without ever being in a paper format. The BPM associated with EDM will also enable the Trust to automate, streamline and create more efficient processes associated with the delivery of healthcare. EMC’s Documentum platform will provide the Trust with a Vendor Neutral Archive to store medical images and XDSi to share medical records with GPs, patients and other healthcare organisations.
The clinical user interface for the EDM will be provided by Fortrus’s Mobius product, to be used on the Trust workstations and iPAD devices. Mobius allows users to access the entire patient history across a chronological timeline. By using the Mobius search tools, a Clinician can quickly view data by attendance, document type, date or speciality which provides detailed information far more quickly.
6PM have integrated the iFIT* physical file tracking solution and EMC Documentum databases to provide a fully integrated system, providing a seamless view of patient information to the Clinicians – showing what is held digitally (in the EDM) and what is still physically held on paper in the records store (iFIT*). This integrated solution led to 6PM being awarded The European Award for Innovation by EMC.
Recognised as a key success factor to the overall solution, 6PM have partnered with ScanDox to establish the in house scanning bureau. ScanDox is the only scanning organisation to have delivered a BS 10008 compliant embedded scanning operation in an NHS Trust and they will be working closely with St George’s to define the processes, establish the set up and train users to create a self-sufficient, BS10008 compliant internal bureau.
John-Jo Campbell, Head of IT commented:
“We selected the 6PM solution as they provided a proven track record in delivering complete RFID tracking services for Medical Records and their approach to the establishment of the scanning service was proven and comprehensive. The best of breed EMC Documentum platform provides the Trust with strong capability for delivering workflow solutions to drive efficiencies and provides full Vendor Neutral Archive and image sharing capability, which meets the Trust IT Strategy. 6PM are a proven IT partner to the Trust and we look forward to working with them to realise the benefits of this integrated solution”.
Steve Wightman, Deputy CEO of 6PM PLC commented
“Being awarded this contract against stiff competition is a great achievement by our team who continue to show innovation and solution design that clearly keeps us ahead of the competition. This is a major contract award for 6PM with the one of the country’s leading teaching hospital and will allow us to further extend our solutions into Acute Hospitals”.
About St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust is the largest healthcare provider in south west London, with over 7,000 dedicated staff, St George’s Healthcare serves a population of 1.3 million across south west London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.
St George’s is one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals, sharing its campus with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist and community hospital based care and a full range of community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities.
The Trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in South East England, for specialities such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.