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University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust chooses System C’s Medway

18th November 2014

The newly formed University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) has selected System C’s Medway software as its Trust-wide patient administration system and electronic patient record (PAS/EPR). 

UHNM was established on 1st November 2014, resulting from the integration of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust with the University Hospitals of North Staffordshire NHS Trust.  The combined Trust operates two major hospitals, has two busy A&E departments and employs over 9,000 staff. 

This contract will build on the Medway EPR already deployed at the County Hospital (formerly Stafford Hospital), and replaces the CSC i.PM and i.CM systems at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the country. 

The five-year contract includes the Medway PAS, together with integrated EPR modules covering order communications, clinical noting, business intelligence and results reporting. It also supports integration with a number of internal systems, including clinical systems developed by the Trust’s internal teams.  

UNHM said the Medway EPR had been specifically chosen to support the delivery of the Trust’s 2025 Vision, ‘Being a place our families would choose’. This emphasises a drive to develop world-class patient care, new service delivery, a continued focus on patient safety and financial sustainability.  

Mark Bostock Director of ICT at UHNM commented: “We are embarking on a new beginning as an organisation with an ambitious programme for service delivery and patient care.  We are delighted to be working with System C from day one to integrate systems and services across our two hospital sites and to help us meet our 2025 vision.“ 

Markus Bolton, joint CEO of System C, said: “We are really pleased to be working with UHNM to streamline acute care provision across the North Midlands.  The Medway PAS/EPR will give clinicians access to a single digital care record, meaning a more joined up and efficient service and improved care for patients.”

System C has deployed 18 Medway EPRs in the last 24 months.  Over the years the company has moved Trusts from a variety of legacy systems, including McKesson TotalCare, CSC iPM, IBA ICIS, EDS Swift, K-PAS, CSC Clinicom, and Ascribe’s Barwick.