Following a thorough clinical workflow configuration and piloting, the Trust has successfully launched ePMA into six Medical Wards and three Emergency Admissions Units over a long weekend. The roll-out, which took place at the end of January, had substantial clinical buy-in from the Trust leadership. Dr Joanne Watson, System Medical Director, stated; “The roll-out was a brilliant team effort and has been such a success that we want to spread to our remaining two adult medical wards and our five community hospital wards relatively quickly – hopefully by April.” The plan is to follow with the surgical wards by the end of June and full Trust roll-out in August – in time for the annual change of new Doctors.

 

South Devon has been an Integrated Care Organisation for over three years, with acute and community hospitals already working closely together.  “Our ePMA will be used across both acute and community care settings and we want it to integrate with our GPs.  One of the reasons we chose Dedalus was their commitment to working with Primary Care and their alignment with our strategy of full integration and the move towards becoming paperless,” concludes Dr Watson.