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TrakCare to consolidate patient information; help improve care for thousands in the Northeast

ETON, UK, 29 MAY 2014 – InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected care, has announced that North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has signed a contract for a new patient administration system (PAS) and electronic patient record (EPR) based on the InterSystems TrakCare® Internet-based unified healthcare information system. TrakCare will provide a scalable system to consolidate patient information and help improve care for the 365,000 people the Trust serves in East Durham, Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees, Sedgefield, and surrounding areas.

The Trust chose TrakCare because of its unified design and rich functionality, which will support its vision of having the best hospitals and healthcare provision in the region. Since its selection as preferred bidder, InterSystems has worked closely with the Trust and its contracting partner, Insight, to design a contract that fully reflects the Trust’s needs.

Lynne Hodgson, director of finance, information and ICT at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said, “By unifying the PAS with the clinical system, TrakCare will provide consolidated patient information that will help us streamline patient services and enhance patient safety. We believe that working with InterSystems in a long-term partnership will assist us in delivering the Department of Health’s directive for NHS trusts to be working paper-free by 2018.”

Phase one introduces the TrakCare solution for PAS and EPR as well as maternity, emergency department, and theatre management. Phase two will build on this foundation to add advanced clinical functionality including electronic prescribing, medicine administration, and clinical decision support. TrakCare will replace an existing PAS, using server and storage infrastructure from Cisco and EMC.

“We are delighted to have North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust as our newest customer in the UK. TrakCare is a great fit for a large and growing Trust that has a clear vision for providing the enabling technology that will support delivery of the best care for its patients,” said Steve Garrington, Vice President, International, InterSystems.

About North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated hospital and community services healthcare organisation serving around 400,000 people in the Hartlepool, Stockton and parts of Durham area in the north east of England. The trust also provides bowel and breast screening services as well as community dental services and other community-based services to a wider population in Teesside and Durham. Its turnover is around £275m and it has 5,500 medical, nursing, clinical, and non-clinical support staff.

About InterSystems
InterSystems develops advanced software technologies that enable breakthroughs. With a passion for excellence and a focus on client success, InterSystems provides data management, strategic interoperability, and analytics platforms used in healthcare, financial services, government, and other industries. In selected countries, InterSystems also offers unified healthcare applications, based on its platforms that deliver on the promise of connected healthcare. Founded in 1978, InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Along with its international offices, InterSystems provides 24×7 support for millions of people in more than 100 countries who use its products or application services from its extensive partner network. For more information, visit InterSystems.co.uk.