NHS Foundation Trust announces preferred suppliers for digital platforms

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) has confirmed Epic Systems Corporation as the preferred supplier for its electronic patient record (EPR) system and Aridhia Informatics as preferred supplier for its research and innovation platform.

The Trust will work with Epic to develop and implement the new EPR, as part of its wider clinical transformation programme. The system will support clinicians by allowing access to information rapidly and from a single place, reducing the amount of time spent on administration and releasing more time for clinical care.

The EPR will have a child and young person friendly portal, which is age appropriate. This will make the lives of patients and their families easier by giving them the ability to book appointments online and access other relevant health and well-being information.

The Trust will work with Aridhia on the research and innovation platform, enhancing the way researchers access data. This will drive its ability to translate research into clinical practice to further the development of life changing treatments and cures.

Shankar Sridharan, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist said: “We are really excited to partner with Epic. 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”.

Speaking on the research and innovation platform, Chief Research Information Officer and Professor of Paediatric and Developmental Pathology Neil Sebire commented: “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.”

Almost 200 staff across the hospital contributed to the procurement process, alongside patient and parent representatives.

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