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A ‘game-changing’ new electronic patient record

30 January 2024 - We recently launched Epic, our new electronic patient record, and in doing so, we replaced hundreds of different IT systems and paper records previously in use across our hospitals

The Epic system launched on 5 October, and is used in hospitals all over the world, including at King’s, as well as Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, who launched Epic at the same time as we did.

With Epic now in use at King’s, staff only need to login to one system to find the information they need to care for patients, which will save valuable time once the system fully beds in.

New kit and technology is also helping to speed up diagnosis and treatment, and thousands of patients have already signed up to MyChart, a new app and online service that supports patients to securely and easily access their health record, giving them more control over their care.

Cornely Tudiabioko, Junior Sister on Fisk and Cheere ward, spoke to us about her experiences using Epic as part of her role. “We have been using Epic for a few weeks now, and I like the fact we can easily access patient information. Before Epic, we had to use a different system for our renal patients, which made our lives harder. Now with Epic we can get the information in one go – you have everything that you need to care for a patient.”

This news appears in the latest issue of our Inside King’s magazine.