Derbyshire Healthcare is moving to Paris


Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deploy Paris electronic patient record system

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is improving the way patient information is managed by introducing Paris, a new single electronic patient record (EPR) system.

The Paris system, supplied by Civica, has been tailored to meet the demands of the trust and will ultimately improve the quality of patient care.

The EPR project is a key component of the trust’s Technology Strategy and will enable clinicians to securely access accurate and up-to-date patient information at the point of care. This will be particularly beneficial to consultants and community nurses who make routine home visits.

Due to the size and complexity of Derbyshire Healthcare’s services, the trust agreed on a phased introduction of Paris. In April 2014 the trust’s learning disabilities services introduced the new EPR. All other areas of patient care will be moving to Paris by November 2014.

Dr Arthita Das, consultant psychiatrist and joint clinical lead for the EPR project at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The move to an entirely electronic patient record system, rather than a mixture of paper and electronic as we have now, will lead to significant improvements in the quality of patient care. Communication between staff as well as between staff and patients will improve, releasing more time to care and also improving the efficiency of how we deliver care”.

David Roots, managing director of Civica’s health and social care division, added: “We are delighted to be working with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as it reduces its reliance on paper-based administration in line with the digital first and paperless NHS government initiatives.

“The solution will also provide an integrated, single view of patient data across the organisation. Delivering outstanding levels of patient care is what matters most at the trust, and this was at the core of what it wanted to achieve. By enabling staff to record and store patient data digitally, the trust will be able to significantly improve patient care.”

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Paris is currently being used by 30 healthcare and social care organisations across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Western Canada. The system supports community health, mental health, child health, adult and children social care workers, providing a single source of information about patients and clients.