Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) has signed a contract with ALERT Life Sciences Computing S.A., for a full Electronic Patient Record System that includes urgent care, order communications and results reporting, e-prescribing and medication administration, integrated care pathways and care planning, decision support and clinical integration.
BSUH commenced ASCC procurement on 29 March 2011. Evaluation of the three final bidders took place over the summer and the ALERT proposal emerged as “the most economically advantageous” for the Trust.
On signing the contract, BSUH’s Chief Executive, Duncan Selbie said:
“I am delighted to confirm ALERT as our EPR Contractor. This is the culmination of two years intensive work by many and is a defining and landmark moment. All those involved in the programme to date are now ready to start implementation in earnest. EPR is an important element in our plans to invest and develop as a young and ambitious teaching hospital. The comprehensive functionality, clinical buy-in, and ALERT’s modern approach to implementation give us great confidence that we will achieve something of superb clinical benefit."
Miguel Rocha, Head of Global Operations and member of the Board of Directors of ALERT said:
“We are privileged to have secured this important contract with BSUH and see it as a critical landmark for our global operation and our work here in the UK. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with BSUH and will build on our experience in the NHS and across the world to implement a ‘showcase’ EPR to support BSUH’s ambitions."