Trust launches major digital patient record upgrade
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Staff at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) are preparing to launch a major digital transformation programme that is aimed at improving care for patients long term, through more modern systems.

A new Patient Administration System (PAS), the first phase of the Electronic Patient Record (EPR), by System C will be rolled out at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, this weekend.

The new system will replace the current 20-year-old system. The process will involve transferring over one million patient records and training more than 5,000 members of staff.

The change is part of a multi-million pound improvement programme that will modernise how patients’ medical notes are stored and accessed.

Nigel Lee, director of strategy and partnerships, said: “The transfer of patient information is a major undertaking that has required meticulous planning and testing. We have robust plans in place and our teams will be working hard to minimise disruption to patients.

“This new system is critical in putting the necessary foundations in place for further exciting digital upgrades, supporting improved flow through our hospitals and more integrated working between our teams and health and care partners.”