Through automation, clinicians then had access to results instantaneously saving an average of 24 hours each time by eliminating manual transcription, which also reduced the risk of transcription errors.
Using EPMA, meant staff spent less time completing admin tasks, saving £42,000 for the trust each year. Integrating the EPMA system with the EPR also allowed for conflict-based warnings to be generated instantly, alerting clinicians immediately to any potential drug safety alerts. Fewer missed doses were also reported on the trust incident reporting system.
Staff were able to use the system to help standardise and trace prescribing and administration activities, creating an audit trail that allowed for increased traceability and patient safety benefits saving over £50K for Royal Papworth in the first year.
The trust is embarking on a journey to become a GS1 exemplar site – becoming fully GS1 compliant across all key areas.