The Trust has gone live with EMIS Health’s ePMA (electronic prescribing and medicines administration) in the 20-bed Scarisbrick mental health unit at Ormskirk Hospital. It’s the first phase in a rollout of the technology to 10 sites across the Trust, which provides health and wellbeing services for 1.5 million people in Lancashire. Seven thousand staff provide inpatient and community mental health services, community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services.
EMIS Health’s ePMA replaces paper records and drug charts with a seamless electronic system that gives clinicians vital medication data at their fingertips at every step of the patient’s care in hospital, through to their own GP when they return home. It is integrated with the hospital pharmacy’s stock control system to ensure efficient ordering and fulfilment of discharge prescriptions. Trust staff is delighted with the new system.
“It has been wonderful to see it in use and the first successful drug rounds on the wards,” said Amanda Parkinson, lead ePMA pharmacist.