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.
Michelle McSheffrey, a Healthcare Assistant in Haematology Outpatients at HRI, gives us her thoughts on being an EPR Friend.
What inspired you to become an EPR Friend?
We’re a small team and we all muck in together doing various roles. Everybody does a bit on the computer, patient care, and clinic, so it’s nice that somebody will be able to pass EPR information on to everybody else. My team is willing to all listen to and learn from each other.
What are you most looking forward to when EPR goes live?
Access to patient information - EPR will make this much easier for us. I think when the system is up and running it will be brilliant, because at the moment if one of our patients has been to A&E we can’t see that on the system, we can’t see what’s been done, and we will be able to with EPR. It’s linked to GPs so that will help with medicines for...
Over the last three weeks teams at CHFT have done a full dress rehearsal, to help them prepare for go-live.
Trial load testing helps us to see how data will be migrated into EPR when we go live, so that we can make sure that the system is safe and staff have access to all the information they need.