Clinicians at Birmingham Community Healthcare will be able to prescribe electronically, enhancing patient safety, through a new contract with Dedalus to supply and implement the MedChart Electronic Prescribing and Medications Administration (ePMA) solution.
The agreement follows a competitive tender process through the NHS Shared Business Services Framework with Dedalus being awarded the contract due to their medication management solution and experience in delivering ePMA .
The MedChart ePMA solution which supports all areas of routine and advanced prescribing, is used in over 200 hospitals globally and will provide the Trust with more accurate and safer medication management. It will also enhance operational efficiency and increase resource utilisation within the Trust.
The delivery of the solution is through the Dedalus Healthcare Cloud Platform powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) which provides Healthcare Organisations with the support of a fully managed service.
Dr Doug Simkiss, Medical Director at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said “This investment represents the Trust’s ongoing commitment to delivering safe , high quality care through our use of technology. As a Community Healthcare Trust, we uniquely interface with numerous settings and services across the region, and see the value that good technology can bring.
We are committed to creating a great place to work and learn, enabling our colleagues to be the best that they can be and the Trust’s commitment to our Digital Medicines journey highlights this through significant staff engagement, from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds across all of our divisions. We chose Dedalus because we felt that they best understood our needs, our staff needs and those of the patients we serve through their solution coupled with their reputation for delivery of medication management in the NHS. We are excited to have them as our chosen partner to implement ePMA.”
Colin Henderson, Regional General Manager, Dedalus Group said ” We are delighted to be working with Birmingham Community Healthcare as a technology partner on their ePMA journey. We have been very impressed by the wide stakeholder engagement and clinical buy-in received including endorsement of the implementation from the Trust’s Digital Medicines expert Adam Khimji. There has been great enthusiasm and a desire to utilise digital innovations as a means of information access and driving the best outcomes.”
Dedalus is the leading healthcare and diagnostic software provider in Europe and one of the largest in the world, employing more than 5,500 highly skilled qualified people. It has the largest software R&D team in the industry in Europe with more than 2000 staff. Dedalus covers the entire spectrum of healthcare professionals’ needs, and today we support over 6,100 hospitals and 5,300 laboratories worldwide.
In the UK and Ireland Dedalus has over 170 active clients and 315 individual product installations across the NHS, the HSE in Ireland and numerous private providers. Its software solutions include Electronic Patient Records and Patient Administration Systems in Acute, Mental Health & Community Health hospitals, Laboratory Information Management Systems, enterprise scheduling, interoperability and data platforms and key specialist systems such as electronic prescribing and theatre management.