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28 July 2017

NHS Chief Medical Information Officer visits Papworth Hospital

Professor Keith McNeil, Chief Medical Information Officer for NHS England, visited Papworth Hospital on Friday 28th July to hear about the recent launch of our Electronic Patient Record system, Lorenzo.

This system, which went live on Monday 5th June, is an important part of our transformation programme as we prepare to move to the new Papworth Hospital in 2018. The project, which follows months of planning, allows us to record patient data electronically, making it easier for clinicians to access up-to-date information about patient care and make quicker, more-informed decisions. It also allows clinicians to perform a huge range of tasks – from dispensing administering medication to writing outpatient letters – electronically.

Professor McNeil visited departments across the hospital to talk to clinicians about how the new system has changed their day-to-day-work and the benefits and challenges they have seen so far.  

Professor McNeil said: “It was great to see such high levels of clinical engagement in the Lorenzo project at Papworth, and I’m sure this has contributed to the team getting much further and faster than I would expect after just a few months. I was impressed to see that the team is already starting to work on optimising the system and I’m looking forward to seeing how Papworth continues its digital transformation process as it prepares to move into the new hospital next year.”