East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust Successfully Go Live with Ascribe Web Pharmacy

AscribeAscribe announced the successful 'Go Live' and implementation of the company's Web Pharmacy solution at two hospital sites for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. One of which, Burnley General Hospital, was the first Ascribe Pharmacy customer in 1991.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust's upgrade to Ascribe's latest web based pharmacy solution provides a clinically rich platform for growth and improvements to patient safety.

Ruth Townson, Senior Pharmacist for Support Services acted as Project Manager on behalf of East Lancashire and worked closely with Ascribe's Operations team to ensure that patient records and drug tables were successfully migrated to the new platform.

In the next few weeks the Trust is looking to build on this platform as they implement additional Ascribe solutions to further enhance operational performance and improve patient safety.

Neil Fletcher, Clinical Director of Pharmacy at East Lancashire stated: "Ascribe's Web Pharmacy is very powerful clinical tool that can deliver real safety benefits to our patients, in addition to this; it has integration and reporting capabilities that we can use to deliver additional gains as we develop and further enhance our healthcare IT systems."

Stephen Critchlow, CEO of Ascribe stated, "It is fantastic to see our first pharmacy customer, from over 20 years ago, continue to develop their Trust with Ascribe solutions, furthering their capabilities and improving patient care."

About Ascribe's Web Pharmacy solution
Ascribe's Web Pharmacy system is a robust and configurable solution that provides a seamless flow of information between prescribing, pharmacy and site administration processes, including stock management and finance, ensuring that all professionals involved have the necessary information with real-time decision support.

Ascribe's Web Pharmacy application is built upon SQL server architecture, allowing access from anywhere within the hospital or via the internet with the appropriate security user ID and password. Web Pharmacy provides a modern platform for growth and improved delivery of Pharmacy Services that extend beyond the dispensary.

About East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust provides high quality services for the local population of over half a million people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. The Trust employs 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work, and treats nearly three quarters of a million patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust was formed on the 1st April 2003, following the merger of Blackburn Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Health Care NHS Trust and Burnley Health Care NHS Trust.

About Ascribe
From trust-wide EPR solutions through to individual departmental clinical systems and services, Ascribe is able to deliver IT solutions that cater to all secondary care clinical requirements.

Using a professional Consultancy division, Ascribe also delivers a comprehensive range of Integration and Business Intelligence solutions based on Microsoft® & other third party IT suppliers to significantly improve clinical and operational efficiencies, improving patient safety and reducing operating costs.

The company is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has twice been awarded Finalist in Microsoft's annual Partner of the Year - Public Sector - Health.

"The system paid for itself in two months", Senior NHS Clinical Manager.

Ascribe employs 300 personnel through its operating companies in the UK, Kenya, Australia and New Zealand.

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