Sheffield NHS Trust Begins To Improve And Integrate Patient Care

Jan 20, 2015

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has chosen tech giant HP as a key supplier in a project that aims to improve patient care via an integrated view of patient information.

The Trust is developing a new Clinical Portal from Orion Health with single-sign on from Imprivata that will provide clinicians access to fast, secure, real-time health records, wherever they are.

According to Sheffield, this will allow staff to improve clinical productivity and allow them to spend more time with patients.

“We need to have a complete picture of each patient when we are providing their care,” claimed Dr David Throssell, the Sheffield Trust’s medical director.

“This new portal will act as an umbrella across a number of our current computer systems, meaning hospital and community health staff will only have to log in once to view the different patient information systems, on one screen.

“It will enable a single, clinical view of every patient and will enable a more joined up working between community, acute and primary care professionals.

“The more information we have, the better the quality of care and treatment we can offer. In short, the clinical portal will give us the ability to access key patient information, wherever we are with one click of a button,” he added.

Remote Working Enabled

HP will be working alongside Orion Health and Imprivata to provide an up-to-date view of all clinical activity within the Trust while ensuring the continued security of patient-related data.

It claims it will allow clinicians to have a fuller picture of patients’ medical history and staff will be able to coordinate care more effectively.

“Many of our staff work outside the hospital in the community or in patients’ homes and so having the right information available is key,” claimed Dr Throssell.

“The clinical portal will enable this to happen and it will mean staff do not have to keep asking patients the same questions, because once the information has been inputted into one system, it can be viewed via the clinical portal.

“Drug information, diagnosis results and other important information about the patient’s history will be instantly available across different systems, through this new clinical portal.

“This will vastly improve overall patient experience within the hospital and when visiting our satellite clinics,” he added.


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