Great Ormond Street trust looking for EPR specialist
Article posted on: February 16, 2017
London trust chooses Epic as preferred supplier for EPR system
[London, UK] Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for Children NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an EPR specialist to manage the deployment of the system in collaboration with the two suppliers, Epic and Aridhia.
Professionals will need to have a clinical and operational NHS background, along with ‘extensive knowledge’ of the implementation of an EPR system that is ‘agile and future-proof’, working on a fixed-term contract until the end of October 2019.
“They will also have exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to manage and motivate a large team of staff to ensure an effective and integrated EPR solution is delivered,” the job advert states.
The trust is focused on developing a ‘patient centred, pathway-wide record of care’ so that in-house clinicians, GPs and parents get access to children’s health information, offering families the possibility to play ‘a more integrated role’ in their care.
“The implementation of a paediatric hospital EPR system at GOSH will change the way we work as clinicians, helping us to deliver holistic care for our complex patients and facilitate communication with families,” said Shankar Sridharan, Chief Clinical Information Officer at the trust.
Research and innovation platform
GOSH announced earlier this week that Epic had been confirmed as the ‘preferred supplier’ for the EPR system, while Aridhia had been chosen to provide the research and innovation platform, which will empower clinicians to translate research data into practice.
“The Aridhia research and innovation platform will transform the way in which we manage our research projects, providing a rich source of data that will underpin pioneering research of national and international significance,” added the trust’s Chief Research Information Officer, Neil Sebire.
The trust reports that nearly 200 staff helped in the procurement process for these two suppliers.
“Key elements in future proofing our electric patient record lie not in the types of computers or servers we use but in working with others to develop the NHS digital strategy of children’s health throughout the UK and by incorporating research into the fabric of every patient’s care,” the trust emphasises in the EPR specialist job advert.