Dramatic Clinical Efficiency Improvements Seen at NHS Trust

The FDB clinical decision support saves time on the necessary checks. When prescribing, clinicians can use formulary or non-formulary drugs. There are also a lot of order sets rules within TrakCare, so clinicians can prescribe a group of drugs, which is a great time saver.
Gary Mooney
Product Manager
InterSystems Corporation

Case Study Highlights:

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated hospital and community services healthcare organisation serving around 400,000 people in Hartlepool, Stockton and parts of County Durham. The Trust procured InterSystems TrakCare as its new Electronic Patient Record (EPR). The use of FDB’s Multilex solution within TrakCare provides consistency of prescribing across the Trust, reducing prescribing errors due to checking on drug interactions, duplicate therapy, drug-disease contraindications, dose and allergies.

Incidents in relation to illegible, lost or incomplete patient Kardex were predicted to reduce 50% in the first year following roll out. The Trust reported a reduction of 70% in incidents and predict 100% in year two with the paper record being completely removed from use on the IP wards.

  • Missed and/or omitted dose incidents have reduced by 20% within the first year of implementation
  • Overall expected improvement of 80% before the end of year two
  • Nursing staff have been able to reduce the time taken to complete the inpatient drugs rounds
  • From this financial year and with ePMA being fully imbedded in these areas, the time saved per annum is 19,345 hours

Download the case study now to read the full story and learn how North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust dramatically reduced prescribing errors and reaped the clinical and efficiency benefits of Multilex, including:

Reduction of incidents in relation to illegible, lost or incomplete patient Kardex
Reduction of missed and/or omitted dose incidents within the first year, with an overall expected improvement of 80% before the end of year two
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