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Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Announces Successful Medway PAS Go-Live

1st March 2013

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today announces the successful go live of its new patient administration and electronic patient record system

The new system, Medway, supplied by System C, a McKesson Company, went live on Saturday 23rd February.

Director of strategy and partnerships at Kettering, Mike Smeeton, says, "The migration of around 16 million records (with only 93 records failing to load) from our ICIS PAS and A&E system was conducted over night from Friday to Saturday. A&E and maternity wards went "live" Saturday evening with all wards "live" Sunday and then Outpatients departments from Monday 25th .There was no reduction in hospital activity over this period."

The Medway modules that have been implemented include a Master Patient Index, A&E, inpatients, outpatients, day care and case note tracking, all provided with an integrated data warehouse and reporting tool. Integration with existing systems at the Trust is provided through the Medway Connect integration platform.

Paul Richards, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, McKesson Acute Systems Business Unit, comments, "The successful Medway go-live at Kettering is due to the combined efforts and professionalism of the Trust's operational staff and the McKesson team, which together have ensured the smooth implementation of the new systems while maintaining high quality care for patients."

Richards concludes, "This partnership with Kettering underlines McKesson's commitment to supporting the NHS in developing electronic patient records and demonstrates our belief that information technology has a vital role in delivering higher quality and better value healthcare to the UK population."