Electronic patient records
We have launched a programme to roll out a new electronic patient record system across all of our community and mental health services.
Known as Paris, the system aims to streamline systems and processes and improve the quality of patient information available, as well as reducing duplication and paperwork.
Our staff have been trained and issued with mobile tablet device to allow them to access Paris at the point of care, while working with a patient. This means that they no longer have to use paper-based systems and will not have to return to their base to update a patient’s record, freeing up more time to deliver patient care.
Pennine Care selected Paris as its preferred clinical information system following a procurement exercise in partnership with other NHS trusts from around the North West.
Paris 'like for like' is currently being rolled out on a phased basis. The term 'like for like' means that the activity undertaken by teams on current systems, such as Lorenzo, will be replicated in the Paris system and then further work will be done to develop Paris into a full electronic patient record.
As at May 2016 the following divisions have gone live with Paris 'like for like':
- Oldham Community Services - September 2015
- Community Services Bury - November 2015
- Specialist Services (our child and adolescent mental health services, rehab and high support services and learning disability services) - February 2016
- Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Community Services - April 2016
Our mental health services are due to go live later this year.
Staff working within Trafford Community Services are using a different electronic patient record called Emis. Emis will make sure all patient records are available in the same place and, as the system is used by other healthcare professionals in the borough, it will support delivery of joined-up care for our patients.
Emis is currently being rolled out on a phased approach, but the aim is to complete this work by 30 June 2016.