20 October 2021
The Government is launching an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) System, which will modernise and improve the way patient care across Jersey is delivered.
The new system will replace the existing limited system used within Health and Community Services (HCS).
An EPR is a software that brings together key clinical and administrative information involved in the care and management of patients, providing the right clinical information, at the right time, in the right place.
The Government will be working with IMS MAXIMS, an Irish and UK based supplier to deliver the EPR within the Island's healthcare services. IMS MAXIMS' role will be to implement the EPR in Jersey's health service.
The supplier was chosen following an evaluation of potential suppliers by more than 50 clinicians within Health and Community Services (HCS). The decision was based on product capability, an ability to partner and collaborate, and value for money.
The EPR will allow medical records to be retrieved and consulted by patients and healthcare providers more efficiently without depending on paper files.
£9.4m has been allocated to HCS from the Government Plan to deliver this project that will benefit the Island's healthcare system.
An improved EPR for Islanders will:
- Help clinicians diagnose patients more effectively, reduce medical errors, and provide safer care
- Deliver a sustainable and continued improvement in the quality and safety of acute care within Jersey
- Provide accurate, up-to-date, and complete information about patients at the point of care
- Enable quick access to patient records for more coordinated, efficient care
- Securely share electronic information with patients and clinicians
Digital Nurse, Ricardo Da Silva, said: "This is a much-needed initiative that will not only facilitate sharing across the Government's health services, but ensure that requirements of the E-Health and Our Hospital Project are met.
"We have done a lot of work with the people within HCS who will be using this system and they have told us that they find the system accessible and easy to use.
"As we digitise our services, the benefits to Islanders will be felt by having easy online access to their health data, care plans, medications, clinical results and scheduling management."