The Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for children announced that a deal was signed to install the IMS MAXIMS Order Communications and Results Reporting solution in the hospital. According to the deal, the hospital staff is going to have an easy-to-use system, a one they can use to request pathology and radiology tests, and then they can evaluate the results.
The hospital selected IMS after an extensive research, a one that involved IT experts and clinicians, to decide the best system meeting their needs. The GOSH NHS Trust, in London, has ben know for its high level of healthcare services. The hospital has 315 doctors and other healthcare professionals. About 10,000 scheduled and nearly 2,600 unscheduled operations care carried out by the surgical team of the hospital every year.
"The IMS MAXIMS web-based solution offers a number of advantages. From the clinician's point of view, it allows them to easily link the results of pathology tests back to the original message. In many cases the reason for the test being requested is fundamental to the interpretation of the result, so this is a very real need." said John Campbell, the Head of IT Projects in the hospital. The current system in the hospital for checking radiology reports makes clinicians requiring revision of results pull back images till they fine the one they want. This a time consuming process, while using the new system will give them the chance to review only the images they want so it will save clinicians' time. Thus, the new system is going to help the hospital laboratories to maximize their efficiency.
While the hospital was choosing the new system, site visits to Manchester and the Royal Cornwall Hospital were carried out to view the IMS MAXIMS solutions in a live environment and hear feed backs from users about its effectiveness. "The system will be used by around 2,000 healthcare professionals and user acceptance is very important. We liked the IMS MAXIMS solution because it is easy to use and because the company was prepared to work with us to develop the system to meet our specialist needs." said Campbell. The plan is estimating that the new system is going to operate in 2010 and IMS MAXIMS will combine efforts with GOSH to have new ideas about future development of the system. The Order Communications System offers the results of tests and investigations as part of the patient record, in addition to other features such as flexibility, and reduction of incorrect or insufficient provided information. The system will help in cost saving since it decreases the number of inappropriate or unnecessary tests.
Shane Tickell, IMS MAXIMS CEO, said "Having a world-class solution for handling test requests and results is essential in today's hospitals, but it has to be easy for healthcare professionals to use. Our Order Communications and Results Reporting solution is designed to meet these needs by being straightforward and efficient. At the same time, we recognize that no two healthcare environments are exactly the same, so we are always committed to work closely with clients to ensure our solutions are an exact match for their needs."