South Tees NHS Foundation Trust Selects Better Meds

Better has partnered with Alcidion to deliver its Better Meds Electronic Prescribing and Medications Administration system to South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, which will improve patient outcomes and free-up medical teams to spend more time providing care to patients.

After University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Wye Valley NHS Trust and Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, South Tees will be the 5th acute site which has opted for Better Meds as their ePMA solution. Better Meds will help the trust improve patient safety by reducing the prescribing and administration errors that could result in adverse drug incidents. It will also improve communication between pharmacists, doctors, and nurses, enable work prioritisation, enhance reporting, and optimise existing workflows. In this trust with over 1,000 beds and approximately 9,000 clinical and operational staff, Better Meds will be part of Aldicion’s Miya Precision platform, a smart clinical solution based on a FHIR-event platform.

Roko Malkoč, Better Meds Bussines Unit Manager said: “Ever since we started our first collaboration with Alcidion at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, we have firmly believed that digital innovation goes beyond the realm of technology. Innovation is not just taking place within the technology space, but it is formed within strong friendship, which takes advantage of the knowledge that exists across various companies. We believe our joint solution will bring benefits to clinical staff at South Tees NHS hospital and improve the quality of care in these challenging times.”

Dr Andrew Adair, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Emergency Medicine Consultant at South Tees said: “We have been determined to finalise this agreement at a time of unprecedented pressure in the NHS. The systems we are about to implement will help to lighten the burden faced by clinical staff, who are working fantastically hard, by reducing the time spent on manual processes and providing some extremely impressive clinical decision support tools.”

Alcidion Group managing director, Kate Quirke, added: “Clinical staff working across South Tees will be among the first in the UK to benefit from our range of healthcare technologies that have been specifically built to make the right thing to do, the easiest thing to do – even during the busiest of times. It is extremely rewarding to see South Tees enter into this agreement so soon after we formally launched Miya Precision as the first smart clinical asset for the NHS.”

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