Cambridge University Hospitals recognised as national digital leader


2021-10-14 23:00:14 digitalhealth


Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been formally recognised for completing the requirements of the Global Digital Exemplar programme. The trust became a Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) in 2017 as one of the leading digital trusts in the country. This month it received formal accreditation from NHSX for completing the requirements of the programme. Dr Afzal Chaudhry, head of digital and consultant nephrologist at the trust, said: “The GDE programme enabled us to accelerate use of technology, embedding digital working into everyday clinical care and practice, whilst also assisting other NHS trusts to advance their digital maturity. “Our two-year GDE programme supported us with initiatives including our implementation of ‘Scan for Safety’ – embedding a practise where clinicians use technology at the bedside to scan barcodes on patient wristbands, medications, expressed human milk, blood and blood products, and specimen collections. All barcodes are linked to our electronic record system to provide an added safety check.” As part of the programme the trust also set up digital links with hospitals across the UK, international hospitals, and GP practices within the East of England to enable effective sharing of clinical information. This ultimately led to better patient outcomes, the trust said in a statement. The trusts digital patient portal MyChart was also accelerated under the programme to enable patients to be more informed and involved in their own care. The portal, which now has more than 84,000 users, provides patients with access to their hospital record, appointment information and tests results. Dr Susan Broster, interim executive director of improvement and transformation at the trust, said:  “To be officially accredited as a Global Digital Exemplar is a fantastic achievement and reflects the exceptional efforts of our digital team in collaboration with clinical staff. “They have embraced and embedded digital ways of working as part and parcel of everyday care and practice to benefit patients, staff and healthcare partners.” Sonia Patel, NHSX chief information officer, added: “Cambridge University Hospitals has demonstrated the clear benefits of digital transformation in health and care, with technologies like barcoding linked to electronic patient records making care safer for patients, and providing clinicians with the tools they need to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. “The trust has also been a leader in establishing a joined-up approach across health and care providers locally.” Even before the trust was given a place on the GDE programme it was focusing on widespread digitisation. In 2014 it moved away from using paper patient records through introducing digital ways of working. Today more than 99% of all clinical activity across Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie hospitals is recorded within the trust’s Epic electronic patient record (EPR) system, the trust said in a statement. The EPR system is used by clinicians, in real-time, using integrated computers, handheld and mobile devices. In October 2020 the trust became the first UK trust to achieve Stage 7 of the international Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) – the highest international quality standard that recognises the use of technology, data and analytics to support the delivery of high-quality inpatient care. Cambridge joins North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in being an accredited GDE trust. GDE accreditation is given to NHS organisations that deliver improvements to quality of care through the world-class use of digital technologies and information. Launched after the 2016 Wachter Review, the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme aimed to a create a “cohort of digitally advanced exemplar provider organisations” which were then expected to pass their learnings to “less digitally-mature ‘fast follower’ provider organisations (FFs)” in a bid to enable large-scale digital transformation across the NHS in England. The programme has supported 51 NHS acute, mental health and ambulance trusts to digitally transform – with local organisations required to match fund a total national investment of £302million. A recent evaluation of the GDE programme found it largely achieved what it set out to do, but action needs to be taken to “address the existing digital divide across organisations”.
剑桥大学医院国民保健服务基金会信托基金已被正式认可,以完成全球数字范例计划的要求。 该信托机构在2017年成为全球数字典范(GDE),是该国领先的数字信托机构之一。本月,它获得了NHSX的正式认证,以完成该计划的要求。 该信托机构的数字和顾问肾病学家负责人阿夫扎尔·乔德里博士说:“GDE项目使我们能够加快技术的使用,将数字工作嵌入日常临床护理和实践中,同时也帮助其他国民保健服务信托机构推进其数字成熟度。 “我们为期两年的GDE项目支持我们的举措,包括实施‘安全扫描'--植入一种做法,即临床医生在床边使用技术扫描患者腕带、药物、表达的母乳、血液和血液制品以及标本收集上的条形码。所有条形码都与我们的电子记录系统相连,以提供额外的安全检查。“ 作为该项目的一部分,信托基金还与英国各地的医院、国际医院和英格兰东部的全科医生诊所建立了数字链接,以实现临床信息的有效共享。该信托机构在一份声明中说,这最终导致了更好的患者结果。 该方案还加快了信托公司数字患者门户网站MyChart的速度,以使患者能够更多地了解情况并参与自己的护理。 该门户现在有84000多名用户,为患者提供了访问他们的医院记录、预约信息和测试结果的机会。 该信托机构负责改进和转型的临时执行董事苏珊·布罗斯特博士说:“被正式认证为全球数字范例是一项了不起的成就,反映了我们的数字团队与临床工作人员合作的非凡努力。 “他们已经接受并嵌入了数字工作方式,作为日常护理和实践的一部分,以造福患者、工作人员和医疗保健合作伙伴。” NHSX首席信息官索尼娅·帕特尔(Sonia Patel)补充说:“剑桥大学医院已经展示了数字转型在卫生和保健方面的明显好处,条形码等技术与电子患者记录相关联,使患者的护理更加安全,并为临床医生提供了有效和高效地完成工作所需的工具。 “该信托基金也是在当地建立医疗保健提供者联合方法的领导者。” 甚至在信托基金在GDE项目中获得一席之地之前,它就专注于广泛的数字化。2014年,它通过引入数字工作方式,不再使用纸质患者记录。 该信托机构在一份声明中说,今天,阿登布鲁克医院和罗西医院99%以上的临床活动都记录在该信托机构的Epic电子病人记录(EPR)系统中。 EPR系统是临床医生实时使用的,使用集成的计算机、手持和移动设备。 2020年10月,该信托机构成为第一家实现国际电子病历采用模式(EMRAM)第七阶段的英国信托机构--这是最高的国际质量标准,承认使用技术、数据和分析来支持提供高质量的住院护理。 剑桥加入了北蒂斯和哈特尔普尔国民保健服务基金会信托基金,成为经认证的GDE信托基金。 GDE认证授予通过世界级使用数字技术和信息来提高护理质量的国民保健服务组织。 全球数字范例(GDE)计划是在2016年瓦赫特评论(Wachter Review)之后启动的,旨在创建一批“数字先进范例提供商组织”,然后预计这些组织将把他们的学习传递给“数字不太成熟的‘快速追随者’提供商组织”,以实现英国国民健康保险制度的大规模数字转型。 该计划支持了51个国民保健服务急性、精神健康和救护车信托机构进行数字化转型--当地组织需要匹配国家投资总额3.02亿英镑的资金。 最近对GDE计划的一项评估发现,该计划在很大程度上实现了它的目标,但需要采取行动“解决各组织之间现有的数字鸿沟”。