EPR will give doctors, nurses and health workers information at their finger-tips

The benefits of EPR for staff

EPR will improve our services in many ways and transform the way healthcare staff work.   These stories give you more information about how services for patients could be made safer and more efficient with the introduction of EPR.

 

Useful links for CHFT staff:  EPR SOPs   //  EPR QRGs  //  EPR User Guides // Downtime

Useful links for BTHFT staff: BOOK TRAINING // EPR SOPs  (links to the BTHFT Intranet so will only work internally)

EPR will crack the code of more accurate information

Clinical coding teams are amongst the unsung heroes of the NHS, and with the advent of EPR, the working day of a clinical coder could look quite different to how it does today.

Clinical coders take medical records and convert the information into codes that the NHS then uses to monitor targets and reimburse Trusts for the treatment and care patients receive.  Without their work, the crucial decision-making of clinicians cannot be quantified and NHS Trusts may not receive the right money from the government.

It’s not an easy task.  Clinical coders are like detectives – finding information buried in clinical notes, interpreting it and converting it into the magical alpha-numeric codes that allow activity to be reported.   The typical day of a coder may involve tracking down the hand-written notes of patients who were discharged, reading through reams of paper to find the crucial information that allows them to code and chasing up missing detail.  

EPR could transform this process.  Firstly, it will improve how lists of discharged patients are handled. Dependency on paper notes will also reduce, and coders will be able access a...

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News for staff

Electronic patient records are now live at both Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS FT and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

EPR supports you and your team!

Message pools allow teams to work together collaboratively to improve our patient's experience.

Our 'How To' guides make EPR work harder for you

Over the past few weeks, Dr Paul Southern has been running daily masterclasses, helping staff get to grips with EPR. Based on the questions and common themes, he's produced a series of 'How to' guides.

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Check your login details in EPR

From the 4th September, the EPR Team will be holding daily drop-in sessions in BRI Old Canteen for all staff to check that they will have the correct access to EPR. An additional event at St Luke's has also been organised.

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Bradford staff are loving EPR training

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EPR Training is underway!

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