System C Healthcare has been selected by the Isle of Man government department of health and social security, or DHSS, to provide an island-wide healthcare IT service.
System C will be installing software solutions both at the Nobles hospital in Douglas, and throughout the island’s community services, to provide a fully integrated clinical care support service (CCSS) serving all care settings.
The contract with the DHSS is a three phase framework contract, with an estimated value of GBP7.5 million over seven years. The bulk of the software is expected to be delivered in 2007 and 2008.
At Nobles’ Hospital, System C will provide its MedWay electronic patient record system to manage all clinical and administrative requirements. MedWay comprises an advanced patient administration system (PAS) and a clinical workstation with test results, orders, clinical noting, correspondence, integrated x-ray viewing, and clinical data collection and analysis.
System C will also provide a range of integrated departmental solutions including document tracking, maternity, pharmacy, theaters, prescribing, and accident and emergency. Its HealthData Manager suite will provide statistical and management reporting facilities, and links to both new and existing specialist systems will be provided using the Rhapsody interface engine. This will enable clinicians working across the island to be given access to electronic care pathways via the CCSS.
The community aspects of the CCSS program will include social services, community (GP and pharmacy services) and mental health applications, as well as an ambulance system.
All of the island’s healthcare systems will be linked together using a single consolidated patient index and an island-wide electronic health record, allowing care providers to view a consolidated and shared record of each islander’s healthcare details.
Roger Godfrey, consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Nobles Hospital, and clinical lead for the program, said: The way System C has integrated the various components of the solution will allow us to bring on board different departments in a manageable way over the next couple of years.