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St Neots, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, 2011/09/06 - Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has successfully implemented Sunquest ICE™ software for electronic test requesting and reporting for its pathology and radiology services - SunquestInfo.com / KDM-Communications.com.
Karen Truswell, Business Change Manager at Nottinghamshire Health Informatics Service, explained: “The opening of the new state-of-the-art outpatient facility at King’s Mill hospital provided the ideal opportunity to introduce a paperless requesting and reporting system. ICE was initially piloted in the outpatient facility, and then rolled out to include inpatient and emergency departments and GP practices in the area. It has proved easy to use and has allowed us to standardise the way we work, reducing errors.”
“The input of global clinical details means that pathology and radiology now receive the same information, providing them with a more complete record of why a request has been made, and all samples are bar coded when the request is initiated, so there is no longer any need to write labels or to decipher handwritten requests. A major benefit for GPs is the ability to view previous requests and download results to the practice system, avoiding test duplication.” Karen concluded: “We chose ICE because it was a well established product that we could tailor to our requirements, and feedback has been very positive. In addition to benefitting clinicians it has reduced administration processes, with associated time and cost savings.”
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