Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to Deploy Clinical Portal

Top Quote Carefx, a leading provider of interoperable workflow solutions, today announced that Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has selected the Carefx solution suite to provide clinicians with access to patient data from multiple core systems through a single, integrated view. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 13, 2011 - The portal, which will be implemented in partnership with prime contractor iSOFT, a CSC company, is built on Carefx's interoperability platform. It will present clinicians at the Royal Derby Hospital with a patient-centric view of the very latest real-time, clinical information, supporting decision-making, patient care and safety.

    This builds on the strong relationship Carefx has with CSC to deliver portal solutions that meet the requirements of individual NHS trusts and national interoperability programmes.

    Paul Regan, Head of EPR and IT Projects at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said, "We already have a very comprehensive repository of clinical information using iSOFT's i.CM system. Carefx technology will allow us to build on this by providing a more user-friendly display, collating patient information in a summary screen in the exact way that clinicians wish to see it."

    The decision to implement the portal is part of the trust's commitment to become 'paper lite' and to drive operational efficiency by improving the management of paper case notes throughout the trust.

    Regan added, "The trust will take a phased approach to implementing the portal and will initially focus on providing an intuitive interface within the outpatient department in order to reduce the need for paper case notes enabling a much quicker and easier way to access information."

    The clinical portal will allow multidisciplinary teams to use the simple navigation so that information can be accessed efficiently and according to workflow.

    Several portlets will display information including demographics, alerts, outpatient prescribed medications, orders and results, clinical correspondence and specialty based information. These web views will be seamlessly integrated with the native i.CM user interface allowing users to navigate straight to relevant areas, such as Lab Ordering, with a single click.

    Wayne Parslow, European vice president and general manager at Carefx, a subsidiary of Harris Corporation said: "This contract is further proof that our portal solution is ideal for the needs of the NHS at this time. More trusts are turning to clinical portals to meet the needs of their frontline staff in order to provide better care for their patients."

    Adrian Stevens, managing director NEMEA, iSOFT a CSC company, said: "This demonstrates the potential value, to all iSOFT and CSC customers, of implementing our clinical portal solution to drive efficiency.

    In healthcare solutions, Harris provides enterprise intelligence solutions and services for government and commercial customers — including systems integration, intelligent infrastructure, interoperability, imaging, and other IT solutions. A leader in federal healthcare IT integration, Harris products, systems and services improve healthcare outcomes by assuring that critical medical and benefits information is delivered with security and privacy to the right person, on the right device, at the point of care.

    About Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Recognised by the Department of Health as a high performing trust (Care Quality Commission ratings 2009 — excellent for use of resources and excellent for quality of services), the trust serves a population of more than 600,000 people in and around southern Derbyshire with services focused on prevention and 'wellbeing', rather than simply treatment and cure.

    The trust is one of the largest employers in the region with over 7,000 staff and has an annual budget of around £414million, with a proven track record of maintaining financial stability. The trust's vision is to build on its achievements and reputation, ensuring that it remains one of the most highly respected and successful trusts in the country — Taking Pride in Caring.

    The newly constructed Royal Derby Hospital, which was officially opened in April 2010 brings many additional benefits to the community it serves. With specialist services including state-of-the-art Intensive care facilities and enhanced services for stroke and cancer care, all provided at the same facility; helping the trust achieve its objective of 'putting patients at the heart of everything we do.'

    About Carefx
    Carefx, a subsidiary of Harris Corporation, supports healthcare organisations in achieving their vision of advancing the quality and safety of patient care delivery through its interoperable workflow and analytics solutions. Carefx streamlines and simplifies clinical and business workflow and connects care providers to the information they need - where, when, and how they need it. By managing care transitions and information gaps between diverse systems, departments and facilities, Carefx delivers crucial patient information with speed, efficiency and logic. Carefx supports more than 800 hospitals, health systems, and health information exchanges (HIEs) across North America, Europe and Asia.

    For more information, visit, or contact Carefx at: +44 (0)1923 431 704 or by email at: info ( @ ) carefx dot com dot

    About Harris Corporation
    Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

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