Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) has successfully gone live with a new electronic patient record (EPR) across its children’s services. This implementation is the first phase of a major digital transformation programme in partnership with Channel 3 and was completed in a remote working environment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Launched in 2019, the trust’s digital transformation programme ‘OneVision’ saw the tremendous potential for a single patient record to facilitate better patient care and standardise processes. Recognising the profound impact that this new integrated care record would have on patient care during Covid-19, the trust expedited the programme and worked with Channel 3 to fast-track a remote implementation.
Adapting to an entirely remote delivery model, the blended delivery team was able to rapidly design and deliver over 223 virtual training events to trust staff using Microsoft Teams to enable the successful deployment.
Praising the team, Tracy Dowling, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust commented, “As a trust, we set ourselves a significant challenge to implement this system in a shorter timescale than first expected and the Channel 3 team have delivered in the most difficult of circumstances. They worked with us in a true partnership to ensure our teams were informed and empowered from start to finish. I am so proud of what our ‘OneVision’ programme has achieved to date and look forward to seeing the difference that this new electronic patient record will make for our staff and patients”.
The rollout of this transformative new EPR to the trust’s remaining services is continuing at pace, with further go-lives planned for December and early 2021.