CHICAGO and MANCHESTER, UK, Oct. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) selected the Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX) Sunrise™ platform as its new Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system to enhance care coordination for healthcare providers, patients and families.
UHSM is a major acute teaching hospital based in Wythenshawe, Manchester, United Kingdom. With the Sunrise suite, UHSM plans to transform its clinical practice by delivering integrated care records from admission through discharge, actively engaging patients in their healthcare experience and enabling EPR integration with other health organizations. The goal is to improve patient safety, clinical effectiveness and the quality of patient outcomes in a way that can be continuously measured and improved.
"The focus at UHSM is the provision of high quality and safe care for our patients. Purchasing and implementing an Electronic Patient Record system is an important step towards becoming a top-10 NHS provider in the country," UHSM Chief Executive Dr. Attila Vegh said.
Dr. Vegh continued, "Allscripts Sunrise is an Electronic Patient Record system that has a strong track record for delivering benefits for both patients and staff. The system is utilized in hospitals in the UK and around the world, enabling UHSM to harness their experience to revolutionize the provision of care. The Electronic Patient Record system will enable us to transform the way we work, and as a project will empower clinical staff to lead the new design of the system and service redesign across the whole pathway of care for patients."
Dr. Vegh added, "We are looking forward to working in partnership with Allscripts and clinicians from all speciality areas to configure and implement the system across our organization."
Sunrise is an integrated suite of solutions for emergency, acute, post-acute, ambulatory and revenue cycle/patient administration. Used by many of the leading hospitals and health systems in the world, Sunrise is a highly configurable solution that offers clinician-specific workflows that help drive adoption of clinical decision support that can lead to improved outcomes.
"We're proud to partner with UHSM to improve the health of the population it manages," said Rich Berner, President, Allscripts International and Sunrise General Manager. "We look forward to working together to optimize clinical workflows and provide clinicians the support they need to engage patients and improve outcomes."
UHSM is a major acute teaching hospital trust providing services for adults and children at Wythenshawe Hospital and Withington Community Hospital and Community Services. It is recognised as a center of clinical excellence in a number of specialist areas and provides district general hospital services and specialist tertiary services to its local community.
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