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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS trust hires HP to deliver patient portal

Antony Savvas | Jan. 20, 2015
Clinical portal from Orion Health will provide the trust’s staff with fast, secure real-time access to health records.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has selected HP as its prime contractor for a project to improve patient care by enabling an integrated view of patient information.

Under the project, a new clinical portal from Orion Health, with single sign-on access technology from Imprivata, will provide the trust's staff and clinicians with fast, secure real-time access to health records, whatever their location - including those on home visits. The project aims to improve clinical productivity, allowing staff to spend more time with their patients.

Dr David Throssell, medical director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We need to have a complete picture of each patient when we are providing their care. This new portal will act as an umbrella across a number of our current computer systems, meaning hospital and community health staff will only have to log in once to view the different patient information systems, on one screen."

He said enabling a single, clinical view of every patient will support more joined up working between community, acute and primary care professionals. Drug information, diagnosis results and other important information about the patient's history will be instantly available across different systems.

Working with Orion Health and Imprivata, HP will provide an up-to-date view of all clinical activity within the trust while ensuring the continued security of patient-related data. Orion will provide its Rhapsody Integration Engine and Healthcare Pathways portal technology.


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