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Better wins Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust EPMA contract

Industry News | March 15, 2022, 4:39 p.m.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (HWHCT) has contracted Better to deliver its award-winning Better Meds EPMA solution across the Trust’s mental health recovery units and community hospitals.

The procurement will fulfil the last of the Trust's obligations as a Global Digital Exemplar and marks a significant step forward in its digital transformation.

Better Meds was selected after scoring favourably during demonstrations with clinical staff and for its functionality for end-of-life care and for the speed at which it could implement the solution, whilst also being competitively priced.

Lisa Yates, Deputy Chief Information Officer at Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, said: “As a mental health and community trust we have some unique challenges, particularly around end-of-life care and specifics around prescriptions of antipsychotic medications, for example, which require a lot of rigour. The functionality around syringe drivers and infusions for use with end-of-life and palliative care was significantly better than any of the other solutions that we tested. This along with Better’s use of openEHR technology, really provided us with a simpler, easier to use system”.

The Trust was also looking for a supplier that could integrate its EPMA solution into its existing electronic patient record system and community patient management software, which Better Meds had a track record of achieving.

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