Electronic Patient Record

The EPR holds identification and clinical information about the patient and is stored and accessed in a secure manner, even allowing access by the patients themselves. Once the patients are referred to specialist treatment units, then their record can be expanded to hold details specific to the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of their condition.

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The EPR provides a gateway to a wealth of information to assist with the patients care:

 Patient Identification  Names, addresses, NHS number, hospital number, patient reference numbers, contact details, age, sex, origin and much more is stored to identify and communicate with the patient.

 Episodes of Care –  All referrals, appointments, treatments, outcomes and costs can be monitored and reported upon.

 Appointments Past, current and future appointments can be accessed together with the relevant outcomes, clinical notes, treatments and costs.

 Clinical Staff – Details of all clinician and others involved in the treatment of the patient, can be stored.

 Contact HistoryAll letters and documents, relating to the patient can be accessed.

 Alerting Of Appointments – Text and email information, held on a patients EPR, can be used to issue standard and customised massages and letters.

 GP’s, CCG’s and Trusts – Information relating to the patients primary GP and other organisation involved in the patients healthcare, can all be recorded.

>  Specialist Clinical Details – Where the patient has been referred to a specialist clinical unit, the patient record can be expanded, displaying additional clinical factors relevant to that specialism.

>  Prescriptions and Treatments – All treatments, prescriptions and orders can be recorded on the record together with relevant logistic and financial data. 

Comprehensive Record Of Care – All recorded information is stored in one place for the benefit of the patient and all those involved in protecting their well being.

Rapid Access To Treatment History – Information on conditions, treatments, prescriptions, trends and costs can immediately be accessed from the EPR

Portable Electronic Patient Care Record – Information can be accessed anywhere, any time, by clinicians and patients and the data is easily transported between other health systems.

Identification – The information available within the EPR means that it is simple to validate a patient identity, together with all other clinical, none clinical and relatives involved in their care.

Elimination of duplication – Once an EPR has been created, all other patient documents and information can be created from within the system without the need to retype or manually enter the relevant patient data on forms or in other systems.

Accuracy – A well maintained EPR ensures that all documents and reports produced from the systems should be accurate and auditable.
 
Security – Access to the EPR and all related information is controlled through high levels of security, which not only limits access to the system but also what the user is allowed to see.