More than 50 staff – including doctors, nurses and allied health professionals such as physiotherapists – have switched from paper records to EMIS Web.
It has helped transform patient care, and connected hospital and community staff, who can securely view each other’s records. Just six months down the line, they have reduced the average length of stay by 12 days and cared for 30% more patients.
The aim of the ward, which treats up to 300 frail patients a year is to support earlier discharge, while freeing up acute beds for those who need them. It admits hospital patients who need further care before going home, and this year it will also take people in the community who need non-acute care outside the home.
More streamlined care
Dr Colin Jamieson was on the team of GPs providing medical cover when the ward first opened. He said: “Moving from paper to electronic records on the ward was a real eye-opener. The process of arranging referrals and transfers of patients is a lot more streamlined, and EMIS Web has helped improve care on the ward.”