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Northwick Park Hospital’s trust goes paperless with 210,000 patient records

A new chapter in medical records began this year with the competition of a mammoth two year project to digitalise 210,000 patient records for the trust that manages Northwick Park Hospital.

MediViewer allows clinical staff access to patient information at the touch of a button replacing a paper system dating back more than half a century. On the official website, it’s stated that ‘MediViewer is extremely fast and intuitively easy to use and presents  information in a context familiar to clinical end users. Information is easy to find, with multiple customisable navigation and search options available.’

The new system will improve efficiency and patient care as well as saving the trust that manages Northwick Park more than £10 million in storage space and associated costs during the next five years. The collaboration between the public and private sectors included scanning more than 54 million pages of notes and securely hosting 108 million medical images.

“It’s been a long and momentous journey,” said deputy chief executive Simon Crawford who praised the medical records team.

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Mary Cahill, Associate Director Digital Service Delivery, added: “It was a huge team effort and everyone involved should be proud of themselves.

“The icing on the cake is my team successfully applied for higher banded roles elsewhere in the Trust and within Medical Records.”