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'Those that have been successful include Taunton and Somerset
NHS Foundation Trust, which
'For its digital programme, Musgrove used openMAXIMS, the UK's first open source electronic patient record, supplied by software company IMS MAXIMS'
Hunt: IT funds will support 'Ivy league' of exemplar trusts
Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt announces Taunton & Somerset ST as global exemplar trust
'Organisations including Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, have been unveiled in the list of global exemplar sites'
IMS MAXIMS customer is named by Jeremy Hunt as Global Digital Exemplar
IMS MAXIMS customer Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (TSFT),
has been named by UK Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt as one of just 12 Global Digital Exemplars in the NHS. The announcement was made at this year's Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester.
TSFT was chosen because of its digital maturity and innovative digital health initiatives, including their adoption of the UK's first open source EPR system, openMAXIMS. The move is p
art of the trust's first steps on the digital roadmap to become paper-lite by 2018, and deliver a fully interoperable digital healthcare community in Somerset.
Dr Sam Barrell, Chief Executive at the trust, said: "We are thrilled to have been chosen, as it means we can really press ahead with bringing our NHS technology into the digital age.
"This work is ultimately about improving patient care and improving the patient experience, making healthcare as accessible as everything else that people do online in their everyday lives."
The successful bid will see TSFT receive up to £10 million in funding to pioneer new approaches to technology services. These will then be shared across the NHS to help other hospitals meet today's healthcare challenges, and enable service providers to become digitally world class.
Shane Tickell, Chief Executive of IMS MAXIMS, said: "We are absolutely delighted for Taunton and Somerset. This is a significant milestone for them and the NHS. Their visionary approach to digital transformation has proven the value of an open source hospital system in regards to delivering better people productivity, improved patient outcomes and financial sustainability. And the recognition from government sends a clear signal about the important role this approach has to play in enabling the NHS to become digitally world class.
"The financial investment provided by the Digital Exemplar Programme over the next two years will allow Taunton and Somerset to reach its optimum digital capabilities, including deploying exciting software advancements such as medicine management, and data sharing and analytics. It also puts them on course to deploy software that achieves the long-term goal of personalised medicine; predicting and preventing rather than reacting and treating patients."