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Cerner Millennium hits Royal Berks finances

13th February 2013

The implementation of the Cerner Millennium electronic patient record system has had a significant impact on the finances of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The trust went live with the system in June but has faced operational and financial pressures as a result and has conceded it expects to spend another £6.2m implementing the system this year.

Overall costs of implementing Millennium for Berkshire are estimated at almost £30m.
The trust’s Council of Governors were told at a recent meeting that the costs for 2013 were going to be more than £6m, despite a budget of £2.5m.

The rise has been put down to significant data correction and more patient administration staff being needed to run the system.

Chief executive Ed Donald’s briefing document stated: “The level of issues the trust faces, having implemented Cerner Millenium, is a significant drain on management capacity, despite robust risk mitigation plans.”

The current focus for the trust is stabilising the implementation of Millennium and addressing problems over keeping up with patient appointments and being able to accurately record activity, income and performance.

Cerner say it continues to work closely with the trust to address its information needs and pointed out that the future running costs of the project represent less than 1% of the trust’s total turnover.

Reviews of Royal Berkshire’s Cerner implementation, seen by e-Health Insider, have revealed that the implementation project has faced problems for a number of years.

They show that the trust had also been warned that reporting and clinical engagement would be key issues for go-live.

 

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Title: Cerner Millennium hits Royal Berks finances
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 23733
Date Added: 13th Feb 2013

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