Global Digital Exemplar (GDE)

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In April 2017 we were named one of only six Global Digital Exemplars in Mental Health. This provides an opportunity to transform services over the next few years by the use of ground-breaking new IT and digital systems. 

We have received national funding and additional support to develop new and innovative IT and digital systems to support patients throughout the county. Since the announcement we have been busy developing a host of projects ranging from building new and bespoke systems, new innovations and improving the functionality of parts of our core IT infrastructure.

Digital Data Exchange

What’s it all about?

  • Better and more efficient Digital Data Exchange with Primary Care 
  • Enabling future Digital Data Exchange with other partners 
  • Accessing patient records between GP’s and the Trust
  • Improving scanning, storage and accessibility of documentation  linked to patient records 
  • Click here for more information about EVIE

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Patient Portals

What’s it all about?

  • Delivery of a responsive web application providing a series of tools, resources and contacts to support patient self-management. 
  • Built on a flexible platform allowing further development and sharing with NHS Trusts
  • Encouraging a collaborative approach to technology development 

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GDE: Voice recognition

What's it all about?

  • Dragon Digital Dictation medical Edition is voice recognition software, and has been introduced through the GDE Programme to support workforce mobility.
  • The results are a reduction in paperwork and improved clinician and patient relationship.
  • The feedback has indicated enhanced workforce mobility and adoption of the EPR, zero backlog, patient records updated within work hours, more time to care and improved patient experience.

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Mobile Working

What’s it all about?

  • Extension to the use of mobile technology, allowing clinician’s greater freedom when working away from their base.
  • Rollout of mobile devices to clinical staff
  • Implementation of secure connectivity using Bittium Safemove.
  • Therefore allowing access to the Trust’s  full EPR and other internal systems.

ePMA

What’s it all about?

  • The collaboration between the Trust and Cambio to create an ePMA solution.
  • The solution will be supported by a structured clinical repository and advanced Clinical Decision Support.
  • The ePMA will be interoperable and utilize openEHR and FHiR to provide a solution for Mental Health and Community services. 
  • It is expected to reduce prescribing and administration errors and improve patient safety across the Trust.

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Mobile Apps

What’s it all about?

  • For young people and clinicians to collaboratively design, build and develop an online resource and app
  • The 'Bestie' App is to help young people in Worcestershire better manage their mental health needs. 
  • In particular, the project aims to make the App evidence-based and accessible.

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Single sign on security

What’s it all about?

  • Single Sign On (SSO), provided by Imprivata eliminates the need to repeatedly type usernames and passwords, streamlines clinical workflows, and drives EMR adoption.
  • SSO enables our clinical staff to quickly and securely access clinical and administrative applications.
  • SSO has allowed our clinical staff to spend less time focusing on their technology and more time focusing on their patients.

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Assistive Technology

What’s it all about?

  • The project will focus on the use of wearable technologies to improve the proactive care of patients in Worcestershire. 
  • Will promote patients independence in the community for Mental Health and Disabilities.
  • Prevention of harm to vulnerable patients
  • Improve mobility and management of medicines

Contact the team

Samantha Munday - GDE Programme Lead
Email: Samantha.munday1@nhs.net  
Tel: 07880 500245

David Brown - Associate Director of ICT
Email: David.brown66@nhs.net   
Tel: 07436 037333

Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust
GDE Programme Team
Kings Court One
Charles Hastings Way
Worcester
WR 5 1JR

Click here to visit the GDE Blueprinting Portal.