Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust is hoping to procure an electronic patient record, according to a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The trust is looking for a supplier to provide a community wide information system to replace the two legacy patient administration systems and one child health system currently in place.
The EPR at Birmingham is expected to be a fully integrated system, providing a wide range of services, including the provision of mobile access to up to 5,000 users, and the ability to update patient records from all care settings.
The supplier will be expected to provide continual support and maintenance for the EPR over an initial period of five years, with two options to extend for a period up to a maximum of 24 months. The total cost is given as £1.4m - £1.6m.
According to the tender, any prospective supplier will have to demonstrate evidence of at “least one operational PAS installation in an acute facility in the UK using the same software as to be proposed to the trust.”
Birmingham has recently applied for foundation status. As a trust in the North, Midlands and East, would have been waiting for the delivery of Lorenzo from its local service provider, CSC, as part of the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
However, NPfIT is now nearing its conclusion, and CSC and the Department of Health are still locked in negotiations about a new LSP deal for the NME. Any new deal is likely to lead to a scaled-back version of Lorenzo and a lower volume commitment for the region.
A spokesman for Birmingham Community Healthcare said: “As part of our continuing commitment to developing an infrastructure to support the development of high quality services for our patients, we are inviting tenders locally from suppliers wishing to support us in implementing a fully electronic, integrated patient record system.”
The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 24 May.
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Cost of a comprehensive inpatient ePMA...ehealthsolutions 124 weeks ago
"Functionality requirements may include, but are not limited to: patient registration; referral management; in-patient administration; outpatient administration; case note tracking; coding; electronic patient clinical record; diary management; waiting list management; front end reporting; full data extracts; 18 Week Referral To Treatment; day care; request and results; Electronic Documentation Transfer; Choose & Book integration; electronic prescribing and administration; caseload management; local system administration etc."
A modern comprehensive inpatient ePMA will cost about 0.5 million over 5 years so not much left for the rest...
one operational PAS installation in an acute facility?CertaCitrus 124 weeks ago
Curious to the reasoning behind this.
Does this mean they don' want a GP system with community health add on, neither one of standard community systems.. So were down to Lorenzo, maybe Trakcare community, etc.
From a NHS IT staff/contractor point of view, an 'acute' system would be better, systems are more configurable and data access is not as restricted.
Also more NHS organisation focused but is this needed? Wouldn't leaning more towards the EPR structured systems of CCG/GP's be better.