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WellSky International Partners with InterSystems for Cloud Migration of Prescribing and Medicines Management Service for NHS Scotland

The Cloud Migration will use InterSystems IRIS for Health to support service development and greater efficiency across NHS organisations through easier and safer data exchange.

ETON, UK, 20th July 2021 – InterSystems announce the next step in their long and valued partnership with WellSky International. WellSky will use InterSystems IRIS for Health, a data platform specifically engineered to extract and exchange value from healthcare data, to power its new Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HEPMA) programme for NHS Scotland North region that serves 1.4 million people.

The NHS Scotland North HEPMA programme will optimise the safe and effective use of medicines in hospitals across all six NHS Scotland health boards: Grampian; Highland; Shetland, Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); Orkney and Tayside. It replaces current paper prescribing and medication administration systems within North of Scotland hospitals. WellSky’s HEPMA web-based application will be accessible to medical professionals from any device (PC, laptop, tablet) which is connected to the secure NHS network. In total, 80 hospitals will use the new system, with 40,000 staff as users, with the first implementation go live in Autumn 2021.

WellSky is a leader in healthcare solutions, with 40+ years of proven expertise in medicines management serving over 200 NHS hospitals, and InterSystems has provided innovative data solutions for organisations with critical needs for over four decades. WellSky International’s next-generation solutions are designed to support the NHS initiatives for increased cloud usage to enable new models of care and more effective sharing of information to improve efficiency and patient outcomes.

Robert Tysall-Blay, Chief Executive of WellSky International, said: “InterSystems IRIS for Health was the natural choice for this critical project, providing the next logical step of our technology strategy to ensure performance and scalability and resilience in the cloud. Our long-standing partnership with InterSystems means we know they offer our customers best-in-class expertise in healthcare data management.”

Ron Peterson, HEPMA Programme Director for NHS Scotland North said: “Moving HEPMA and Pharmacy Stock Control into the cloud using InterSystems IRIS for Health is an essential next step for the six NHS boards in our region. It opens up major advantages in performance and integration. These are the building blocks for the development of more advanced and responsive services that maximise precious resources.”

A cloud-independent data platform, InterSystems IRIS for Health can be deployed on all major public clouds and supports multi-cloud and hybrid environments. It eliminates the need to integrate multiple technologies, making it easier to build high-performance, application-embedded artificial intelligence and machine learning that connect across application and data silos.

Chris Norton, Managing Director UK and Ireland, InterSystems, said: “InterSystems is extremely pleased to continue expanding our partnership with WellSky and provide the underlying platform for this critical project that will streamline medicines management and prescribing across a major, diverse region of Scotland. At InterSystems we are committed to helping customers solve the most critical information challenges.”

About WellSky International

WellSky (formerly known as JAC) is a leading provider of medicines management solutions with installations in over 250 hospital sites in the UK (including the whole of Wales and a market leading position in Scotland), Ireland, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. WellSky’s medicines management platform draws upon decades of domain expertise and prioritises patient safety, operational efficiency and financial sustainability and includes WellSky EPMA, WellSky Pharmacy and WellSky Chemotherapy. Together they create an integrated workflow with easy links to PAS, EPR, ADT, financial and other related applications.

To know more about WellSky International, please visit here.

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