Lincolnshire goes live with EPR

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and gone live with the Rio the electronic patient record system from Servelec.

Over 2000 LPFT mental health and community practitioners, from medics, psychiatric nurses to pharmacists and social workers, can now securely and safely access the demographics, referrals and community and inpatient records of their 202,080 patient base.

The information in the EPR will be available for workers operating remotley and is being linked to archived data which is readily available.

Sarah Connery, Director of Finance and Information at LPFT said: “We have worked closely with Servelec, staff, commissioners and patient representatives to build a specification that best meets our needs. We now feel we have developed an easy to use, intuitive but robust clinical system that can enable our staff to work as effectively and efficiently as possible to care for our patients. It is still early days as we only went live with the Rio system at the beginning of September – but we look forward to being able to evidence the benefits of the investment once the system is bedded in.”

Neil Laycock, Managing Director of Servelec’s healthcare business, comments: “Long-term care is at the centre of Rio’s design principles and we’ve designed it to be completely patient-centric for LPFT. The team wanted it to be available on multiple devices, which are all essential, given the locations and job roles of users and patients. Rio will give the LPFT team more time with patients, to care for them, as opposed to administrating around them.”