Formed in 2006, the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board is the largest health board in the United Kingdom, employing over 44,000 staff, including 300 general practitioners, and delivers services through 35 major hospitals, dental services in more than 270 locations, 300 pharmacies, 10 specialised units and 50 health centers and clinics. Since inception, one of the first priorities for the health board was to make it easier for its tens of thousands of providers across dozens of facilities to access patient medical records electronically.
Glasgow and Clyde have implemented Orion Health's electronic health record (EHR) solution using Concerto Portal technology to provide clinicians with a complete picture of a patients health care record, regardless of where the care was provided.
Scott Hendry, Glasgow and Clyde's portal programme manager states the critical starting point for enabling an EHR was providing the ability to exchange medical data between a multitude of locations and providers. "At the time of selection, Concerto was the only solution that could provide a single unified view of the information retrieved from the multiplicity of systems that we have in Glasgow and Clyde. That made our decision easy. We currently send 2000 medical documents and 1000 referral letters daily."
"People see the benefit in moving away from paper, but to work, a portal needs to be as effective and easy as a paper-based system. Luckily, the Concerto Portal is very intuitive, which plays a critical part in encouraging acceptance by the clinical staff," continued Hendry.
Paul Viskovich, Orion Health's President of North American and EMEA Operations notes the Glasgow & Clyde regional project is Scotland's largest and most ambitious healthcare modernization program. "Their dedication to providing better healthcare services for this large patient population is groundbreaking."
"We are sending about 30,000 demographic messages and 2000 documents each day and users are accessing in excess of 4,000 patient documents a day. The health board has plans to connect all ambulatory care hospitals and acute sites in the health board region, and we look forward to partnering with them to meet these large-scale EHR goals," said Viskovich.
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About NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board
Formed in 2006, the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board is the largest health board in the United Kingdom and delivers services through 35 major hospitals, 10 specialized units, dental services in more than 270 locations, 180 Optician practices, 300 pharmacies and 50 health centers and clinics. Since inception, one of the first priorities for the health board was to make it easier for it's tens of thousands providers across dozens of facilities to access patient medical records electronically.
About Concerto Clinical Portal
A single sign-on web-based clinical portal, Concerto Portal connects multiple hospital information systems to provide a unified view of patient data across all clinical applications. Using a graphical interface, Concerto Portal allows clinicians to present data to patients in order to better explain, inform and share health records securely and reliably. Improved access to information allows staff to make better clinical decisions leading to improved healthcare and better health outcomes.
About Rhapsody Integration Engine
Rhapsody is a powerful integration engine that delivers advanced inter-system messaging capabilities to health organisations of all kinds. Rhapsody is designed for rapid, effortless installation and use, and enables quick accurate and efficient exchange of electronic data to populate electronic health records.
About Orion Health Ltd.
Orion Health's easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By enhancing existing healthcare information systems, Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine, Concerto Clinical Portal and workflow solutions provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer.
Worldwide, Orion Health is implementing health information communities involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users. Orion Healths partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, IBM, Oracle Corporation and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, the Ministry Of Health And Consumer Protection of the Balearic Islands (IB-Salut), the Ministry of Health of Valencia, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.