Next generation IT system to promote mental health integration


Advanced Health & Care has won a major IT modernisation contract with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to foster the delivery of integrated mental health services.

Advanced will provide Carenotes, a next generation electronic patient information system.

The system will be used by 5,000 staff across all of the Trust’s clinical pathways and will be rolled out over the next two years. The five year contract has the potential to be extended to 10 years.

Carenotes will replace systems the Trust has been using for more than 15 years. The new system will be faster and more intuitive, saving costs and increasing efficiencies in addition to enabling staff to spend more quality time with patients. The Trust’s data will be available in real time and will interface seamlessly with the Summary Health Care record and legacy systems.

Clinicians will have immediate access to these records via mobile devices so they can be updated and reviewed at any time.

Dr. Kay Macdonald, Clinical Academic Director, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our partnership with Advanced Health & Care is a significant step forward for the Trust which will improve our healthcare delivery. The new system will securely capture relevant data given to us by service users and the staff who are caring for them.

“Clinical staff have been closely involved in selecting the patient information system, which is both of high quality and cost-effective. Carenotes is robust, innovative, and flexible enough to meet the demands of the different types of services we provide.”  

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