University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Renews Euroking Contract
We are proud to announce that University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has signed a contract to renew and upgrade their maternity information system Euroking from Wellbeing Software.
The trust is a hub for high-risk women from other sites due to their specialism in maternity and have been a user of our Euroking maternity software for over 30 years. The latest upgrade gives them access to an up-to-date dataset and brings them in-line with clinical updates and national reporting guidelines.
We have retained those elements of Euroking that have been tailored to the specific needs of the trust and formed the backbone of the partnership. One such feature is the Community Administrative Office, which has been used by the infirmary for over ten years to help digitise administrative elements of maternity care.
The Community Administrative Office function means maternity teams no longer receive three different types of paperwork from women that have been discharged following birth before arranging midwife visits within three days of the discharge date. This time intensive process was changed to create a computerised report that would combine lists and provide administrators with the ability to filter as needed. Team leaders are able to see the report remotely and assign midwife visits easily and efficiently. Over the last 10 years, this has saved the Trust about £300,000 per year.
Damian Kay Project Manager at Wellbeing Software said that: “We have a long-standing positive relationship with Leicester Royal Infirmary. It was key to us that we were able to create a piece of software that balanced new features whilst also keeping the familiarity of previous versions. As we switched between the two versions, our team worked hard to ensure midwives and consultants were able to continue their daily routine without any impact being felt by the patients.”
Farzin Karolia, Clinical Systems Coordinator for Women & Children’s at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said: “Wellbeing have played a key role in the digitisation of our maternity strategy for over three decades. By merging new functions in an integrated fashion with our current processes we are able to gain the benefits of the new features whilst also maintaining continuity. This helps us transform and innovate our processes and improve experiences for pregnant women and their families.”
The trust are also planning to purchase PHR for Euroking as they continue to transition from paper to digital records. By deploying PHR, more women will have access to notes online and will not need to carry around paper records at a cost of approximately £5 per mother.