North Tees and Hartlepool hospitals transform pharmacy system
22 April 2013
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with a web-based pharmacy system from Ascribe. The system enables pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to clinically check and dispense prescriptions throughout the hospital, from dispensary to the patient’s bedside.
The system provides advanced reporting capabilities using Microsoft SQL and links into the Trust’s patient administration system, further ensuring improvements to operational efficiency and patient safety.
This go-live is seen by the hospital as a foundation platform for further growth. The goal is a trust-wide implementation of electronic prescribing, which will enable doctors to enter prescription requests electronically, removing the delays and errors associated with paper records that can get lost or misread. The project has been supported by North Tees IT and Information Governance teams.