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Wednesday 22 June 2022

CGI & Better UK deliver ePMA solution for better mental health care

CGI logoCGI is rolling out an e-prescribing framework with a consortium of NHS Trusts led by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The e-prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) solution, Better Meds, is being delivered in partnership with Better UK. Better Meds, which uses an open standards approach, for easier data and information retrieval between integrated trusts, was developed in partnership with University Children’s Hospital, Slovenia.

The aim is to improve the delivery of mental health care across the Trust by moving to a customer-centric process of e-prescribing for patients. The Trust will eliminate transcribed medicine lists between paper charts and provide real-time access to patient medical records for more transparent care and the avoidance of potential and avoidable mistakes. By implementing the out-of-the-box solution from ePMA, and combining it with a degree of personalisation, the aim is that data quality will be improved, patient safety will be increased, a higher quality of care will be delivered, and efficiencies will be gained.

As Stuart MacLellan, Acting CIO for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, highlights, the project supports the Trust’s strategic aim to provide outstanding mental health care, as outlined in its five-year strategy Aiming High; Changing Lives.

CGI has successfully rolled out – or is in the process of rolling out – similar frameworks to other Trusts, including University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Musgrove Park Hospital (see Musgrove Park Hospital announces ePMA partnership), and North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) (see  North Cumbria chooses CGI and Better for ePMA solution). At South London and Maudsley, CGI and Better UK state that the nurses and doctors have “quickly and calmly adapted to their new way of working”. CGI can draw on its experience of ePMA implementation experience and combine it with expertise in other areas such as stock integration to create efficient systems.

Posted by: Georgina O'Toole at 09:41

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