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Towards the eHospital: Planning and going live

Dr Jack Barker Chief Clinical Information Officer Kings Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust spoke at today’s Electronic Document Management conference on:

  • planning for an eHospital
  • managing the risk of the transition
  • engaging clinicians and changing the culture of the organisation
  • Going LIVE: the Kings Journey


Dr Barker commented:

- Kings have been eprescribing for 5-6 years now. Got it right eventually, had to listen to junior doctors to get it right.
- we have virtual ward round checks.
- we have to get better at discharging. The discharge summary is a pretty complex form but our new one will soon be emailed out to primary care systems, no more faxing.
- electronic data is great for analysing, takes seconds, paper is useless for this.
- Princess Royal University Hospital was failing targets but due to volume of paper. Kings have now taken over, looking to implement the KCH EPR at PRUH. Notes availability has already increased


Jack Barker’s full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

Jack Barker’s Biography:

Jack Barker was trained as a general and respiratory physician and has been a Consultant at King’s for 16 years.  In his first year at King’s he became clinical lead for IT and has held this CCIO equivalent role at King’s throughout his Consultant career.  He provided clinical oversight to the KCH EPR implementation which began in 1999 and supervised many of the home-built solutions that King’s have deployed.  He was clinical lead and chairs the ePrescribing project that covers the 1,000 bed Denmark Hill site.  He was clinical lead for lung cancer and tuberculosis and in these roles gained insight into the IT needs and reporting requirements of sub-specialties.  King’s is part of an academic health science centre – King’s Health Partners.  Jack chaired the committee which oversaw the development and deployment of KHP Online – a portal that links the EPR systems of King’s, Guy’s and St.Thomas’ and South London and the Maudsley Mental Health Trust.  He worked with colleagues to develop the Lambeth and Southwark Local Unified Care Record which is in delivery phase.  
King’s recently acquired the Princess Royal University Hospital archipelago of hospitals in Bromley.  Jack is providing clinical leadership to clinical information system implementations there.  To facilitate he became the clinical site lead for that branch of King’s College Hospital.

Future conferences of interest:

Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals: Moving Forward
Tuesday 6 October 2015
Colmore Conference Centre, Birmingham

Developing Patient Accessible Electronic Patient Records
Tuesday 24 November 2015
ICO Conference Centre, London

Electronic Document Management in Healthcare: Delivering a Paperless NHS
Wednesday 9 December 2015
ICO Conference Centre, London

Download: Dr Jack Barker's full presentation

1 July 2015


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