Ascribe Patient Administration System goes live at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Ascribe, a provider of integrated healthcare IT services and solutions, has announced the recent successful Go Live of a fully managed Patient Administration System (PAS), CaMIS, at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. The new solution provides a platform to enable the trust to meet their development and improvement priorities.

Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust is a large organisation spanning three hospital sites with 1,100 Inpatient Beds, and 2,000 clinic attendances a day. The three hospitals are located at Wakefield (Pinderfields), Dewsbury and Pontefract.

James Rawlinson, associate director of IT services at Mid Yorks said: “We needed a system that was well-proven, cost effective and supported our vision of systems optimisation and integration.”

The cutover from the Trusts previous PAS (Barwick) began with the migration of data into Ascribe’s CaMIS; in total over 3.5 million rows of data were extracted and uploaded. The data migration was completed and the system handed back to the Trust for acceptance testing over the weekend before going live across all departments at 8.00AM on the Monday morning.

James Rawlinson said, “Overall the Go Live of Ascribe’s PAS went incredibly well. A team of Ascribe floor walkers, including development teams, supplemented the Trust’s own staff to provide additional support over the course of the week.”

Mid Yorks utilised Ascribe’s integration technology (the Health Application Platform) and ‘Choose and Book’ functionality. During the course of the first week, the Trust completed15,000 Outpatient transactions (referrals, bookings and attendances), 5,500 inpatient transactions (admissions, discharges & transfers) and produced 3,000 attendance letters, using the CaMIS clinical correspondence module.

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