At the forefront of the NHS' technology revolution

CHFT is currently one of the leading Trusts in the country in terms of introducing technology to support care for patients.

digitalhealth.net produces a league table reflecting how much technology has been adopted at each Trust in the country and no other Trust is doing as well in terms of Clinical Digital Maturity Index (CDMI) as CHFT.

Our Chief Clinical Information Officer, surgeon Graham Walsh, said: "This national accolade recognises the hard work and dedication of everyone here at the Trust to help us deliver this near impossible achievement.

"When we introduced Electronic Patient Records (EPR) we were sitting outside the top 100 in the digital league. Our rise to the top in such a short period of time is something we can be immensely proud of."

Chief Nurse Information Officer Carol Gregson, said: "We continue to push the boundaries to ensure that we provide a digital solution for almost all elements of clinical care, whether it be in or out of the hospital setting or linking acute with primary care and vice versa."

Rob Hodge from digitalhealth.net said: “We would like to congratulate Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust for achieving a maximum CDMI score of 95. The Digital Health Intelligence CDMI Ranking benchmarks core clinical systems across Acute, Mental Health and Community Trusts, using a scoring matrix designed to identify those NHS organisations who are leading the way in digital technology adoption, innovation and transformation."

Our Comms team has been out and about asking colleagues how they feel about EPR and whilst there is still the odd issue, overall feedback was very positive - staff say EPR has helped them to find notes more quickly, the information is easy to read and understand and all held together in one place.

Other new technologies include:

  • Nervecentre – records vital signs and prompts immediate action by staff if a patient deteriorates

  • K2 Maternity system – end to end system with the ability for women to now have access to a significant amount of information relating to their pregnancy throughout their care on their own devices

  • Radiology – Xeroviewer feeds into EPR meaning images and reports directly viewable

  • ECG – now performed on Welch Allyn devices which feed directly into EPR

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