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Cerner rejected by Epsom and St Helier

27th July 2009

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust has rejected the possibility of changing to Cerner Millennium.


The trust will carry on as one of the "iSoft 7". This group is made up of "out of cluster" trusts which had gone ahead with the installation of the iSoft system in advance of the National Programme for IT in the health service.

It said that moving to Cerner would have cost around £4-5 million and would have been too dangerous as the local implementaion model had not been proven.

The trust is the "first" of the group to have said no to the model developed by Cerner for London.

Board data viewed by E-Health Insider stated: "The risks of changing systems, based on the experience of London hospitals to date, is too high."

The papers said: "The implementations of CM [Cerner Millennium] in London have had a damaging effect on trusts, which has led to the creation of a new deployment model, which has yet to be tested on a deployment."

Following a review of the trust's IT strategy by a group set up by its executive committee, the "best available option" was decided to be to carry on with the iSoft system for the next three to five years.

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