IT services company Atos has signed a five-year deal with the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to provide and integrate a system that scans and stores existing patient records electronically.
The electronic records system is called Mobius and was designed and developed by electronic records specialist Fortrus following consultation with over 600 NHS Trusts.
The system sits on the clinicians' desktop and makes patient information available through a single portal.
The papers are scanned into the system using Kodak Capture software.
Mobius also uses a document management system called Laserfiche, which contains a facility for storing the scanned images, a separate storage area for the original scanned images for legal purposes, as well as a toolset for recognising, organising and making sure the images are quality assured.
The system uses Adobe Livecycle, a suite of software that provides workflow, systems integration, eforms and forms, PDF rendering and distribution. There are also web conferencing and e-learning components comprising record management, Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro and Adobe Connect Training Licensed.
Steve Livermore, managing director of Fortrus, said: "Mobius has been designed to address the need for rapid access to patient information. It also provides clinicians with vitally important data, securely, and at the point of care, anywhere in the hospital, and within any community setting."
The system is capable of integrating with existing Trust clinical systems and is compatible with all systems including the NPfIT's Spine.
The system has also been adopted by Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust and South East Partnership NHS Trust.