EPR implementations are no small task, and they come with a host of challenges that need to be addressed. Two key aspects that need to be tackled are data migration and system integration. Converting vast amounts of patient data from legacy systems to EPR platforms can be slow and error-prone, whilst ensuring integration between the new EPR and existing workflows is key to maintaining operational efficiency.

System Priorities

  • 95% of Trusts to have an EPR in place by March 2025
  • All hospitals to have a live EPR in 2026
  • Implementing interoperable EPR systems that allow seamless sharing of patient data
  • Establishing common standards for data exchange and storage

Key Benefits of Intelligent Automation:

Streamlines EPR Implementation

Enhanced System Performance

Better Interoperability

Data Migration from Remote Monitoring Devices into EPRs

Improved Data Integrity and Security

Deliver Upon Strategic Objectives

Increased Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery

Danny Roberts – CIO, East Cheshire NHS Trust

“After witnessing the effectiveness of Intelligent Automation in action within another NHS organisation, it became evident that leveraging this digital technology would be instrumental in supporting our Electronic Patient Record (EPR) implementation. This strategic adoption of RPA not only preserves invaluable administrative time but also addresses the on-going resource challenges faced. Furthermore, we envision utilising automation to enhance Cancer services and optimise day-to-day operational reporting, thereby diminishing administrative burdens across the board.”

Revolutionising Healthcare: The Role of Intelligent Automation in EPR Implementations

For NHS organisations, EPR implementation and integration presents a myriad of difficulties, including data migration and interoperability challenges. Without rigorous planning and oversight, EPR implementations can create administrative disorder and lead to disruptions in patient care. Intelligent Automation can play a pivotal role in addressing these challenges before, during, and after EPR implementation.

Pre-Implementation

Prior to rolling out an EPR system, Intelligent Automation tools can help organisations prepare for data migration by cleansing and standardising data in legacy systems.

During Implementation

Intelligent Automation ensures the accurate and timely extraction, transformation, and uploading of patient related data from legacy systems into the new EPR. By complementing conventional data migration techniques, it expands the breadth of data migration while concurrently alleviating the burden on staff to manually input data. The automation of these migration tasks not only streamlines the process but also significantly mitigates the potential risks associated with human error, ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the transferred data.

Post Implementation

Intelligent Automation can bridge the gap between the new EPR and other disparate systems by automating synchronisation, reconciliation, and verification processes. This enables seamless interoperability, streamlined workflows, and enhanced data accuracy. Furthermore, automation can be used to generate reports and conduct audits to ensure regulatory compliance.

Neil Spencer – Senior Associate, e18 Innovation

“We have first-hand experience of the pivotal role Intelligent Automation can play in supporting Trusts that are either going through an EPR implementation, or have already integrated an EPR into BAU. e18 offers robust automation solutions that support NHS organisations through each stage of their EPR journey.”

Use Cases

Referral Management

Automated Data Migration

Workflow Optimisation

Data Verification

Diagnostic Test Requests

Supporting EPR System configuration

Patient Discharge

Compliance Reporting and Auditing