New community and child health information service

Darren Grayson Chief Executive signs contract flanked by Vanessa Harris Director of Finance (left) and Gemma Lawrence, Project Manager (right)

Darren Grayson Chief Executive signs contract flanked by Vanessa Harris Director of Finance (left) and Gemma Lawrence, Project Manager (right)

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The Trust has signed a contract for a new community and child health information system, called SystmOne, to be used by healthcare professionals working in the community and in child health. The new system will speed up care and improve patient safety by providing staff working in the community with a shared patient record. The new system will become operational in 2014. The trust is one of nine Trusts in the South of England providing NHS community and child health services who have signed a contract with Leeds based company TPP -The Phoenix Partnership.

Darren Grayson, Chief Executive, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said, “We are excited to be signing a contract for a new community and child health information system. We have been waiting for such a system for a while and our staff are enthusiastic about its potential. They can see that it will improve the care of their patients and benefit their working lives. It is a huge leap forward for both patients and staff. It will enable much better co-ordinated care to be delivered, reduce the burden of paperwork and duplication as well as streamlining our clinical and administration processes.” The system will be deployed over the next few months.