Another digital advance for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital as eConsent from Wellbeing Software goes into live use in a pilot study
This underpins the Trust’s commitment to digitising paper-based documents and fully integrating patient health records, which importantly also enhances transparency and confidence for patients.
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made a significant advance in improving and managing its patient consent process by piloting a fully digital consent process with Wellbeing Software’s eConsent with a small number of its surgical clinicians.
Using complete and accurate patient information together with an extensive clinical procedure database, which includes risks and benefits, eConsent consistently captures the necessary permissions required for any surgical procedure. Its introduction through initial pilot and staged rollout, is part of the Trust’s wider programme of digital technology optimisation.
As part of this wider digitisation programme, Alder Hey recently announced it has plans to implement Wellbeing’s document management technology Stratus, to replace the Trusts previous Electronic Document Management System (EDM). Stratus’ integrated clinical viewer will also provide healthcare professionals with a simple intuitive interface to access complete online patient records.
Graham Ridgway, CEO of Wellbeing Software said:
“I’m absolutely delighted that eConsent is being piloted at Alder Hey after the hard work from all involved at the Trust and Wellbeing. Benefits for patients and staff alike will ensure a speedier, clear, safer and traceable consent process as well as reducing paper usage, all in all a major step forward. Further great news for the NHS as a whole is that Wellbeing has a long list of other Trusts wanting to deploy eConsent, supporting Matt Hancock’s digital drive for the NHS.”
As a Global Digital Exemplar, Alder Hey is considered to be one of the most digitally advanced hospitals in the UK. Also part of the recently announced LHCRE initiative, Alder Hey is working with neighbouring trusts to develop its Share2Care programme, a regional care record across Cheshire and Merseyside, including Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria.