Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in UK Pick IMS Maxims EHR

Rebecca Todd | E-Health Insider | March 6, 2014

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has picked IMS Maxims as preferred bidder to supply its electronic patient record system. The project could become the first implementation of an open source EPR in an acute NHS trust as IMS Maxims has committed to making its suite of products available on an open source basis.

The IMS systems will replace Taunton’s Cerner Millennium EPR, originally delivered by Fujitsu under the National Programme for IT. A paper was presented to Taunton’s trust board last week with a recommendation to announce IMS as the winner of its EPR procurement. The board accepted the recommendation and the EPR programme team will start work with IMS to finalise the full business case.

Taunton is looking at implementing the patient administration system, A&E, theatres and reporting modules. An update to staff says the full business case will be presented to the board on 26 March, allowing the trust to award a contract with IMS and move into the implementation phase of the EPR programme...