Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5124

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5124

Date Request Received: 19/06/2019 14:56:15

Date Request Replied To: 16/07/2019 08:18:42

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Request Summary: EPR/ LIMS/ pathology systems

Request Category: Private Individuals

 
Question Number 1:
Does your Trust have a single EPR system currently in use (as of 20/06/2019)?

- If ‘Yes’, what system is this, and is there a Pathology module actively in use or does the LIMS have an automated information feed into the EPR?

- If ‘No’, are there agreed plans to begin implementation of an EPR in your Trust within the next 3 years?
 
Answer To Question 1:
Yes - Lorenzo from DXC. No - there is no Pathology module in use and no feed from LIMS to the EPR
 
Question Number 2:
What LIMS (Supplier/Vendor, version number) is currently (as of 20/06/2019) in-use across all disciplines managed within Pathology (such as but not limited to Microbiology, Blood Sciences, Cellular Pathology, Mortuary)?
 
Answer To Question 2:
DXC iLab TP V2.0
 
Question Number 3:
When was the hardware for the server of this LIMS last refreshed?
 
Answer To Question 3:
Being refreshed in 2019
 
Question Number 4:
When was a disaster recovery exercise of the LIMS/EPR last performed (month/year)?
 
Answer To Question 4:
EPR - May 17
 
Question Number 5:
Does your current LIMS have inbuilt business intelligence software tools, such as SQL reporting?

- If ‘Yes’, what is this tool and is it made available Trust/network wide or access limited to dedicated Pathology users?
 
Answer To Question 5:
No
 
Question Number 6:
Is your Trust currently part of a Pathology network?

- If ‘Yes’, what LIMS are currently (as of 20/06/2019) in use within the networked laboratory sites? Has a formal process begun of selecting a single LIMS provider for your network? If this process has reached tender award stage / implementation, which LIMS has been chosen and what year is currently targeted for the ‘go-live’ of the system?

- If ‘No’, has a process begun of selecting a new LIMS provider for your Trust? If this process has reached tender award stage / implementation, which LIMS has been chosen and what year is currently targeted for the ‘go-live’ of the system?
 
Answer To Question 6:
No
 
Question Number 7:
Does your Trust use electronic requesting and reporting in secondary care?

- If ‘Yes’, what systems (as of 20/06/2019) are currently in use?
 
Answer To Question 7:
Yes - TQuest and Review from EMIS health
 
Question Number 8:
Does your Trust use electronic requesting and reporting in primary/tertiary care?

- If ‘Yes’, what systems (as of 20/06/2019) are currently in use?
 
Answer To Question 8:
Some in primary care - GP TQuest/Review from EMISHealth
 
Question Number 9:
Do you currently use nPex or other 3rd party software for exporting / importing results and requests between either network partners or external reference laboratories?

- If ‘Yes’, could you provide details of which Pathology disciplines use this software, and who their primary reference / network laboratory is for this communication link.
 
Answer To Question 9:
Yes

NPEx in Lab Medicine.
 
Question Number 10:
Does administration of Pathology specific software (such as LIMS, document control, stock databases, middleware) lie within a dedicated Pathology IT team or a Trust-wide IT team?
 
Answer To Question 10:
There is no dedicated Pathology IT team. It is all managed as an additional job by the senior Path managers.
 
Question Number 11:
Does administration of Pathology specific hardware lie (such as shared network storage, report printers, dedicated servers) within a dedicated Pathology IT team or a Trust-wide IT team?
 
Answer To Question 11:
There is no dedicated Pathology IT team. It is all managed as an additional job by the senior Path managers.
 
Question Number 12:
Does your Pathology department have a formal service level agreement or equivalent with your Trust/Network IT department with stated roles and responsibilities for IT maintenance and project development?
 
Answer To Question 12:
No
 
Question Number 13:
If your Pathology IT has a dedicated team, how many WTE are assigned to this team?
 
Answer To Question 13:
N/A
 
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