System C wins a new 5-year Medway EPR contract in the Isle of Man
15th September 2014
The Isle of Man government has selected System C to supply and implement its Medway Electronic Patient Records (EPR) system for the island’s Noble’s Hospital. It is part of the government’s multi-million pound hospital IT investment programme.
System C will support the hospital in its deployment of the new Medway EPR system over the next twelve months, including data migration, localisation, integration, training and testing. The technology will replace the hospital’s existing Medway system, installed in 2007.
The new Medway EPR offers high clinical functionality, designed to reduce paper notes, and will provide healthcare professionals with accurate and up-to-date information at the point of care, helping them make decisions about how to deliver the best care for patients.
Medway is an integral part of an integrated health and social care service, which links health, social care and community services across the Isle of Man. This island-wide system also includes the Medway maternity solution as well as social care software from Liquidlogic, a subsidiary of System C.
The Isle of Man Government’s Minister for Health and Social Care Howard Quayle MHK said: “The Department [of Health and Social Care] intends to maximise the use of innovative information technology to improve our Health and Social Care services for the benefit of all.
“To call this proposal a simple upgrade over-simplifies the situation, as this will constitute a significant change programme over the next 12 months, moving the current hospital patient administration system.”
“This forms a major part of a broader range of future projects designed to reduce risk to patient safety, improve efficiency and enhance the working lives of our staff.
Markus Bolton, joint CEO of System C, said the renewal of the Isle of Man’s contract was a significant endorsement of System C as a major player in both the EPR and social care markets. System C has over 140 health and social care deployments, including 19 Medway EPR sites and 86 users of the Liquidlogic adult and children’s social care solutions.
“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Noble’s Hospital and help them to deliver further improvements to its services for patients. Our core objective for this project is to ensure good data quality to support healthcare professionals in their day-to-day work as they make decisions about how to deliver the best care for patients.”