Newcastle go live with Millenium9th November 2009
E-Health Insider has reported that the Cerner Millennium electronic patient records system is to be launched this week by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The Insider said they had learned that the system was due to have a "low-key" launch on Monday 9 November, with a full launch on Friday 13 November.
The system will be implemented across five hospitals and will support around 4,000 staff.
The planned implementation will be one of the biggest in the UK and will be used by over 11,000 staff and the entire trust.
The original launch was planned for August this year, but was delayed after the trust experienced a number of issues with the system.
Tests showed that reports on 18-week waits were a problem and the trust decided to push back the launch date to autumn.
A staff member who worked on the project told the Insider that it was progressing "exceptionally well".
In September David Allison, the trust’s business operations and development director, told the Insider: "The trust reached technical completion by the end of August. But I wanted to be clear we understood operational implications of go live."
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Title: Newcastle go live with Millenium
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 13180
Date Added: 9th Nov 2009