Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_7490

Date Request Received: 13/10/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 25/10/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Problems with Electronic Patient Records (EPR)

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
Electronic Patient Records (EPR) or Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Please can you answer the following questions, and where possible name the hospitals involved.

Do you monitor and log potential patient harms as a result of problems with your Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system?
Answer To Question 1:
We will log incidents that are discussed as per the Trust's risk management policy.
Question Number 2:
Overall, how many letters to GPs, or documents, have not been sent out as a result of EPR problems?
Answer To Question 2:
Question Number 3:
Please give the date/s when you discovered these letters were not sent?
Answer To Question 3:
Question Number 4:
Overall, how many incidents of potential patient harm have been connected to your EPR system?
Answer To Question 4:
Zero directly related to the functioning of the EPR system
Question Number 5:
Overall, how many incidents involving EPR at your trust have been declared as “serious harm” or a “serious incident”?
Answer To Question 5:
Question Number 6:
Overall, how many patient deaths have been connected to EPR?
Answer To Question 6:
Question Number 7:
How much have you spent on your EPR system overall?
Answer To Question 7:
We have spent £3.287m over the past couple of years.
Question Number 8:
How much do you anticipate spending on EPR in the next five years?
Answer To Question 8:
Undergoing a replacement programme for the EPR solution so costs not fully confirmed
Question Number 9:
What is the anticipated cost of running the EPR system at your trust annually?
Answer To Question 9:
£1,718,698 cost of contract for 2023/24.
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