Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust provides care to more than 240,000 people. The trust uses EMIS Health’s CaMIS PAS+ system, which provides a central view of patient information at any time, and at any location within the trust.
Hinchingbrooke has integrated many of its clinical systems into the core PAS which gives a comprehensive, up to date record of patient information.
The modules that are integrated into the PAS include:
- inpatient management
- outpatient call and tracking
- clinical viewer
- clinical record tracking
- theatre scheduling
- digital dictation
- bed management
- electronic discharge
- electronic GP letters.
The PAS workflow Gordon Greaves, associate director of IT, says: “As soon as a patient arrives for their appointment, using the PAS system we can track the patient and know where they are at any point of their patient journey. Our Patient Call Display screen also helps patients monitor their own appointments and look for instructions as to the location of their next appointment or consultation.
“At discharge, the consultant has a consolidated view of all the episodic information that has been entered into the clinical systems throughout the patient’s stay. The consultant can use Digital Dictation to immediately enter any discharge details into the patient record. Discharge letters are then sent out to GP’s within 24 hours.”