CSC Announces First NHS Acute Trust Goes Live with Lorenzo Release 1.9
News Release -- June 07, 2010
Deployment at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 07 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that Lorenzo Regional Care Release 1.9 went live on June 1, 2010 at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, with the implementation completed on June 3, 2010.
The solution has been rolled out to all of the hospital sites at the Trust — including Furness General, Westmorland General, and Royal Lancaster Infirmary — replacing the existing patient administrative system (PAS), and is the first such deployment at an acute trust in England.
The deployment has involved the training of over 3,500 staff and the migration of approximately 80 million data transactions to the new system. Lorenzo will provide healthcare professionals with access to a joined-up view of the patient record, improve hospital efficiency and help ensure that clinicians can offer the safest and most appropriate treatment, based on the very latest patient information.
CSC and its alliance partner iSOFT — with whom the software has been developed — have worked in collaboration with the Trust to ensure a smooth migration from the existing PAS.
Guy Hains, president of CSC International, comments: “CSC’s work is about harnessing technology to support clinicians and Trusts in their drive for change to deliver better care. Going live at the first acute Trust in the country is a significant step forward.”
“Developing and implementing a program as complex as this has required a clear vision and collaboration between multiple stakeholders,” adds Hains. “The Trust has always carried this vision, making a true alliance possible between all key parties — including the Trust, NHS Connecting for Health, CSC and its alliance partners.”
Tony Halsall, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust CEO, comments: “Becoming the first acute Trust in England to implement Lorenzo is not only fantastic news for the trust and our staff, but also for our patients.”
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