Well being and Social Care Northern Eire (HSCNI) is working with healthcare expertise specialist, Tegria, and digital well being consultancy, Cloud21 to help its nationwide digital transformation programme.
The organisations will assist to ship Northern Eire’s Embody programme – a decade lengthy initiative to implement a totally built-in digital well being and care file throughout acute bodily, psychological well being, group care and social companies.
Beneath the settlement, Tegria and Cloud21, will present strategic steering, programme readiness and digital affected person file (EPR) implementation experience.
WHY IT MATTERS
Northern Eire is about to turn into the primary UK nation to combine a totally built-in digital well being and care file throughout all care settings.
The Embody programme goals to ship enhancements to outcomes for sufferers by making it simpler for well being and care professionals to ship high-quality and protected care, improved efficiencies, and larger collaboration.
It is going to substitute a patchwork of legacy techniques and paper-based processes with an entire image of a affected person’s well being and social care.
THE LARGER CONTEXT
HSCNI just lately introduced that it has partnered with Swedish med tech agency Sectra to mix pathology and radiology photographs and reviews in the identical medical imaging system.
Additionally, GPs and different major care prescribers throughout Northern Eire have been given entry to choice help expertise on the level of prescribing, following an settlement with medicines optimisation agency First Databank (FDB).
ON THE RECORD
Dr Tony Corkett, CEO, Cloud21 stated: “The HSCNI is main the way in which in advocating that each expertise programme wants equal funding and help for individuals, processes and alter administration to achieve success, and a nationwide transformation programme of this scale isn’t any exception.”
Chief digital info officer (CDIO) for HSCNI, Dan West, stated: “Tegria and Cloud21 stood out due to their sturdy understanding of the challenges that we face with such a large-scale and radical digital transformation initiative.
“They shortly offered us with strategic management at a difficult time within the programme, whereas well being and care techniques internationally have been coping with the affect of the COVID pandemic. They introduced individuals who perceive massive scale implementation and scientific transformation programmes to assist us construct a extra sustainable and resilient service by means of digital.
“Collectively, Tegria and Cloud21 have confirmed expertise of working with our EPR provider, which has been extraordinarily useful to convey into the combination. We’ve seen a well-co-ordinated and high-quality response, and with out them, we wouldn’t have been in a position to transfer the programme to the place it’s at the moment.”
Justin Jozwik, managing director, Worldwide, Tegria, stated: “Our expertise within the US with the operational and cultural challenges of large-scale digital transformation throughout well being and care techniques nationally, mixed with Cloud21’s palms on expertise within the UK, means collectively we’re well-placed to help HSCNI’s Embody programme and supply prime quality strategic steering, in addition to the sensible experience that Tegria and Cloud 21 are well-known for.”