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Overview of the hospital’s computer systems. www.coch.org. Spend c3.0% per annum of Trust income on Information Management & Technology Support 2,000 networked PCs over Wireless network Receive 30,000 calls to the Main Switchboard each week

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

Overview of the hospital’scomputer systems

www.coch.org


Overview of the hospital s computer systems

  • Spend c3.0% per annum of Trust income on Information Management & Technology

  • Support 2,000 networked PCs over Wireless network

  • Receive 30,000 calls to the Main Switchboard each week

  • Send 50,000 Pager ‘bleep’ messages to our doctors & nurses every month

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

Admission

(elective or emergency)

The Patient Journey

Recovery

Assessment/Diagnosis

Dischargefromhospital

X-ray, blood test, etc

Surgery

Follow up

with GP

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

Details are registered on thehospital system as soon as thepatient reaches the hospital

Information includes name,address, next of kin, etc

Details from any previous visits will already bein the system

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

A&E staff use the ‘tracker’ to manage patients while they are in A&E and to ensure weconsistently hit our ‘4-hour maximum’ targets

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

If a blood test, x-ray or any othertest is required, these areordered on the system &results are returnedelectronically

If the patient requires regulartests, we build a record of these so the consultant can compare results and look back at theresults history

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

  • PACSPicture Archiving & Communications System

  • Captures, stores, distributes and displays static or moving digital images such as electronic X-rays or scans

  • Takes away need to print on film or distribute images manually - images are created and can instantly be sent and viewed across several NHS locations simultaneously.

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

The nursing staff completeassessment forms designedto assist the assessment &monitoring of the patient’snursing needs

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The Patient Care Enquiryfacility allows clinicians toview all details relating toan episode of patient care

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Patients’ hospital letters are accessed on the system

GPs are notified electronicallywhen one of their patients hasbeen discharged.

Social Services are engaged earlierso that arrangements can be madeto reduce delayed patient discharge

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

Clinical Correspondence

Discharge summaries, Attendance letters, A&E reports, Radiology reports, One-off letters.

The system is fully integrated with the Patient Care System.

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

  • Patient demographics

  • Diagnosis & treatment

  • Nurse care pathways

  • Medications

  • Test orders & results

  • X-ray images

  • Letters

Hospitalsystem

Fully integratedhospital-widePatient Care System

  • A&E

  • All Wards

  • Theatres

  • Radiology

  • Pathology

  • Pharmacy

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

Electronicexchangewith GPs &Social Services

Hospitalsystem

  • GP referrals

  • Letters to GPs

  • Test requests

  • Results reporting

  • Discharge bulletins

GP & Social

Services systems

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

National Programme for IT (NPfIT) and The Countess of Chester

  • N3

  • The new national NHS Network

  • N3 provides fast, broadband networking services to the NHS offering reliability and value-for-money

  • N3 will be as important to the NHS as road and rail networks are to our daily lives, and will make it possible to deliver reforms and new services to improve patient care.

N3

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Overview of the hospital s computer systems

National Programme for IT (NPfIT) and The Countess of Chester

  • Choose & Book

  • Electronic Booking Service

  • Choose and Book allows GPs and other primary care staff to make initial hospital outpatient appointments at a convenient time, date and place for the patient.

  • With Choose and Book a patient can choose where they wish to be treated. They can book the appointment at the surgery, on-line, or through a telephone booking service.

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We must be doing something right

Chart 18: Overall attitude to IT

  • Top results in Audit Commission survey on attitudes of clinicians to IM&T

We must be doing something right!

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If you would like any more information about the trust s computer systems please contact

If you would like any moreinformation about the Trust’scomputer systems, please contact:-

Phil Davies, Director of IM&TTel: 01244 366302eMail: [email protected]

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