The merger between Ealing Hospital NHS Trust (EHT) and The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust (NWLH) to create the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) provides patients with improved care services across hospitals and the community, and helps the Trust utilise its resources more efficiently.
Prior to the merger, LNWH required both trusts to integrate to one patient administration system (PAS) and one integration engine to ensure clinical information would flow seamlessly through the trust. The existing integration engine was outdated and had very little documentation on the existing interface, resulting in a requirement to implement a new integration engine solution.
Key objectives included:
- enhance the flow of patient information securely and seamlessly
- increase safety of clinical data
- ensure that clinicians would see no change in their access to clinical data
- have an integration platform that was more strategic, flexible and scalable.