Electronic prescribing shortlisted for NHS 'Oscars'


Posted on Thursday 17 September 2015
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The prestigious HSJ Awards recognise excellence in the health service.

Guy's and St Thomas' is shortlisted in the 'Using Technology to Improve Efficiency' category of the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards - for the ePrescribing and Medicine Administration (ePMA) project.

The introduction of ePMA is one of the ways that the Trust is working towards achieving our aim of making digital healthcare a reality, in order to provide better patient care and to enable staff to spend more time with patients.

It is based on a software solution called MedChart which is replacing all inpatient prescription charts and will eventually be extended to replace all outpatient prescriptions.

ePMA enables staff to electronically prescribe and order medication, provides knowledge and decision support, and also provides a robust audit trail.

It improves patient safety by removing the risk of illegible, ambiguous or incomplete handwritten prescriptions.

SH:24, a new online sexual health service which allows people to test themselves for sexually transmitted infections in the privacy of their own home and get results by text message, is shortlisted in the 'Improving Care with Technology' category of the Health Service Journal Awards.

SH:24 is funded by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and is a partnership between Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, Lambeth and Southwark councils, and the Design Council.

Winners of the Health Service Journal Awards will be announced on 18 November.

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