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Global Digital Exemplar

Information Technology is increasingly recognised as a major enabler of change and transformation. As a Global Digital Exemplar we're working on a number of projects looking at delivering exceptional care, efficiently, through the use of world-class digital technology and information.

In secondary care in particular, benefits of investing in and optimising digital technology are not yet delivering the aims outlined in the Five Year Forward View.

A central component of NHS England’s Driving Digital Maturity programme is to create global digital exemplars.

A global digital exemplar will be an internationally recognised NHS care provider delivering exceptional care, efficiently, through the world-class use of digital technology and information flows, both within and beyond their organisation boundary.  It will also be a reference site to other care providers.

Mersey Care is a Global Digital Exemplar

In 2017 Mersey Care successfully attracted £5m of central NHS funding to accelerate our ambition to digitally transform our services.

The GDE programme will be led by Dr David Fearnley – Mersey Care’s Medical Director - who is also the Chief Clinical Information Officer for the Trust. 

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Partners, colleagues and stakeholders

We are working alongside other local NHSE global digital exemplars Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust and Salford Royal NHS FT.

Through our Centre for Perfect Care we have well established long term relationships with Locktons and The Risk Authority Stanford and newly developed partnerships with OTSUKA, Relias and Validic.

Global Digital Exemplar Projects

Mersey Care are working on a number of projects looking at delivering exceptional care, efficiently, through the use of world-class digital technology and information. These projects include but are not limited to the following:

Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration system

Mersey Care is the first Trust to use the JAC Electronic Prescribing & Medicines Administration system (known as EPMA) within a high secure environment (Ashworth Hospital)

EMIS - Mersey Care's web clinical records system

Mersey Care clinical staff in the Local Services Division now have access to patient information from a service user’s records held in the GP’s EMIS Web clinical records system.

Otsuka Health Solutions (OHS) MAST Dashboard

Community Mental Health Nurses in Mersey Care are piloting an innovative system giving them the kind of dashboard view of their caseloads previously available only to managers.

RiO - Mersey Care's core patient record system

RiO is Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's chosen core patient record system. It is the foundation upon which a lot of the digital advances being planned by the Trust will be based.