Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust First to Move Dedalus Care Suite EPR to the Cloud

The Dedalus GroupRapid integration of care services and secure data interchange has enabled Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust to embrace its EPR move to the cloud through Dedalus’ Healthcare Platform.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, was the first NHS Trust to go live with the Dedalus Care Suite EPR and since moving to the cloud they have seen enhanced performance of the EPR. With the Trust's strategy being to move core applications to the cloud, the platform has provided a secure and flexible cloud service that the Trust are leveraging, with the ability to securely host patient identifiable data.

The Trust is now also benefiting from a set of common shared platform services such as remote access, deployment automation, network security and monitoring.

The platform is hosted on Amazon Public Cloud and leverages Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Services and AWS Managed Services (AMS). This provides the Trust with a highly resilient secure service leveraging multiple "availability zones", within AWS Public Cloud.

In addition to Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust all other NHS Trusts who are using Dedalus’ EPR have the opportunity to benefit from the ability to flex their data processing power at a local Trust level. Through the cloud service the analysis of transactions and processes enables compute power to be tailored for an individual Trust's business needs.

Greater flexibility from being on the cloud means that NHS Trusts can benefit from making local choices relating to upgrades, configuration, and training. For example additional training environments can be stood up quickly to reflect peak training periods and a Trust can choose when to do required upgrades.

Lee Rickles, CIO, Yorkshire & Humber Care Record Programme Director and CIO said: "There are a wealth of benefits that come from moving applications to the cloud, we are seeing reduced costs, better security and reliability, as well as greater flexibility, performance, scalability and availability. The migration has been collaborative across the Trust partnering with Dedalus, with minimal disruption."

Delivering the solution on the cloud means that outages will no longer be required to support disaster recovery testing and the adoption of security patches. This ability to continuously adopt platform releases and patches provides the Trust with an evergreen service delivering improved performance, new capabilities, features and an enhanced level of resilience and security through global surveillance centre services. The Dedalus Healthcare Cloud service also includes an additional layer of security through a "digital fortress" by preventing access at the Trust instance level. This is in addition to the perimeter protection already in place at the data centre level.

Colin Henderson, Regional General Manager, Dedalus UK & Ireland said: "Cloud computing has a major role in the future of healthcare. It provides proven and easily accessible capabilities, increasing the pace of innovation and unlocking the potential of health data. Humber were a fantastic partner as our first Trust to migrate. Speed of access to information is so critical and our migrated clients have seen favourable system performance statistics. The cloud unlocks many more possibilities for data-driven care as we move into an era that is beyond the traditional EPR, utilising open standards to share information readily."

About Dedalus

Dedalus is the leading healthcare and diagnostic software provider in Europe and one of the largest in the world, employing more than 5,500 highly skilled qualified people. It has the largest software R&D team in the industry in Europe with more than 2000 staff. Dedalus covers the entire spectrum of healthcare professionals’ needs, and today supports over 6,100 hospitals and 5,300 laboratories worldwide.

In the UK and Ireland Dedalus has over 170 active clients and 315 individual product installations across the NHS, the HSE in Ireland and numerous private providers. Its software solutions include Electronic Patient Records and Patient Administration Systems in Acute, Mental Health & Community Health hospitals, Laboratory Information Management Systems, enterprise scheduling, interoperability and data platforms and key specialist systems such as electronic prescribing and theatre management.

Dedalus is the leading healthcare and diagnostic software provider in Europe and one of the largest in the world, employing more than 5,500 highly skilled qualified people. It has the largest software R&D team in the industry in Europe with more than 2000 staff. Dedalus covers the entire spectrum of healthcare professionals’ needs, and today supports over 6,100 hospitals and 5,300 laboratories worldwide.

About Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust is a leading provider of integrated health care services across Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Whitby, Scarborough, and Ryedale. Its wide range of health and social care services are provided to a population of 765,000 people of all ages across an area of over 4,700 square kilometres.

The Trust provides community and therapy services, primary care, community and inpatient mental health services, learning disability services, healthy lifestyle support and addictions services.

It also provides specialist services for children including physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and support for children and their families who are experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties.

Its specialist services, such as forensic support and offender health, support patients from the wider Yorkshire and Humber area and further afield. Inspire, our Children and Adolescent Mental Health in-patient unit serves the young people of Hull, East Yorkshire and North-East Lincolnshire.

The Trust also runs Whitby Hospital, a community hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and community services to Whitby and the surrounding area, and eight GP practices - two in Hull and six in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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