Multi-site medicines management solution will deliver cost savings, improve efficiency and enhance continuity of patient care.
10 October 2011 – Northern Ireland Health and Social Care (HSC) has procured a pan-Northern Ireland Pharmacy Software Solution for the Business Services Organisation (BSO) Information and Technology Service (ITS). The contract has been awarded to JAC Computer Services Limited (JAC), under a Technology Partnership Agreement that BSO has with HP.The requirement for the pan-Northern Ireland Pharmacy Software Solution will be met by the implementation of the new Enterprise Release Version 5, developed by JAC, the UK’s leading medicine management systems specialist. This supports multiple sites on a single system, with a common master drug catalogue, supplier file and patient file.
All HSC sites in Northern Ireland will share the same master files and access can be configured to support local requirements. This will provide a single dispensing record for each patient across Northern Ireland and means that a patient’s dispensing history can be viewed as they move between sites, supporting continuity of care.
The Enterprise system will deliver the key objectives of HSC to:
- Support a range of pharmaceutical actions directed to improving the healthcare outcomes of patients
- Generate efficiencies in stock management and dispensing processes, including aligning coding standards and business processes across the region
- Provide the information required to implement performance and risk management and the devolvement of budget responsibility within Trusts
- Make more efficient use of storage space within the existing pharmacies
- Support the ongoing delivery and development of the Medicines Management initiative and e-Prescribing.
Rob Tysall-Blay CEO JAC Computer Services Ltd said: “Northern Ireland HSC were looking for a single system that could support all of its Trusts and organisations, to enable truly joined-up medications management that follows patients along their pathways of care. This will not only enable more effective and efficient control of drug usage, but will also realise significant economies for the HSC. This is truly a landmark project in the UK, and I believe it will be the model for future large-scale deployments.”
JAC’s Enterprise Release Version 5, is currently being rolled out across 41 hospitals in Western Province South Africa, and is based on the proven platform already deployed in over half of the NHS trusts in England.