Gloucestershire hospitals move to OnBase from Hyland



Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has selected Hyland Healthcare to provide a content services platform.

Hyland’s OnBase will consolidate the trust’s existing documents into one digital repository – something the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust took advantage of in June this year.

The trust will also integrate content services and enterprise imagery within a single platform, and this will be supported through the use of NilRead, the web-based enterprise diagnostic viewer of Hyland and Supplier Neutral Archive (VNA) Acuo. Together, the enhanced infrastructure will form the IT backbone of Gloucester, improving interoperability, streamlining workflow and providing smooth digital access to clinical information.

A number of advantages flow from a single platform. For example, consultation notes and medical imaging will be accessible from a secure archive. Images and reports will be available in a single view, in the context of the patient in the Trust-wide Allscripts EPR workflow. It will also allow remote access and interpretation of diagnostic images.

Steven Hardy, Associate CIO and Head of Clinical Systems at the Trust, said: “This is a key milestone in our five-year plan and on our journey to reach HIMMS Level 6. We have made significant progress towards our goal of improving patient care and safety. through strategic and innovative digital initiatives and the introduction of OnBase and the Acuo VNA is an important step in this journey.

“The ease of integration with existing clinical and enterprise-wide systems, along with the ability to leverage information for research and better clinical outcomes, will create significant benefits. In addition, it will allow clinicians to have all the information they need at their fingertips, to make informed clinical decisions.

Gloucestershire hospitals are one of the digital aspirants of the NHS, and this latest move is part of the Trust’s broader digital transformation strategy, which will see it phase out its existing document management system.

Haroon Iqbal, Hyland EMEA Healthcare Account Manager, added: “The past 18 months have reinforced the fundamental importance of enterprise content management infrastructure and enterprise medical imaging in meeting clinical needs. and commercial. Additionally, our global experience in EPR integrations, coupled with a local regional presence, was something the trust seeks to leverage.

“With potential future requirements in other key areas of the organization, the Trust is already exploring possibilities to expand the platform. We look forward to continuing our work with GNHHSFT to further improve the patient experience and staff efficiency. “


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