University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is an early adopter for the use of Lorenzo. Its senior doctors and management team have a deep and long standing belief in the importance of an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) using a structured terminology, as a key factor in both delivering better patient care and achieving much higher levels of operational efficiency.
The case study at https://hscic.kahootz.com/connect.ti/t_c_home/view?objectID=17121072 aims to provide an overview of their achievements.
Location: United Kingdom
The strategy for the NHS in England is to move to SNOMED CT for all health care communications. A number of the national products require SNOMED CT for the structured data within particular data items. Lorenzo was developed as part of the national programme in line with this approach; Morecambe Bay being one of the early adopters in the programme.
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