Out with the Old…In with the New!

Would you consider changing your existing underperforming EDMS application with a new next generation EDMS system, seamlessly, quickly, without issue and importantly cost effectively?

There was a time within the NHS when systems supplied by large enterprise organisations would be “shoe horned in” and that was that. The supplier would be gifted an opportunity to work multiple add-ons in as part of a lengthy contract and drain the NHS of its funding whilst clinical users would rarely see the real benefits of the system in full operational use in the way it was sold to them.

The NHS has adapted and embraced change and is starting to make radical and drastic adjustments in order to move forwards driven by government led deadlines, adopting digital technologies and transformation programmes as an enabler.

For a number of years there has been a small cohort of EDMS suppliers, implementing solutions with varying degrees of success.

So how do IMMJ Systems differ from our predecessors? 

One example would be “interoperability” – systems talking to each other and sharing information.  This issue still remains a huge obstacle in the way of providing joined up care, something that IMMJ have built into the heart of our application – “complete openness” across our entire product suite.

We know that there are close to 160 deployments of EDMS systems in the UK healthcare sector in varying guises but how many have been successfully deployed, meeting the original business case objectives?

There are many where the technology has only been partially deployed.  There are several reasons for this with user acceptance at the forefront and yet these solutions have remained, sometimes through inertia to change. This creates an issue for many Hospital sites, what do they do now? Upgrade to the new version and hope for the best, take the many add-ons in the hope it will enable the drive to roll out across all specialities?

Some Trusts have avoided EDMS technology, choosing to deploy EPR platforms in the notion that this will choke paper generation by holding critical clinical patient documentation in the EPR – avoiding the need for an EDMS.

EPR’s are serious commitments but do not solve the problem of the tens of thousands of physical case notes that remain in circulation for some time to come, leading to a ‘mixed experience’ for the clinician accessing paper and digital records.

We can implement our best of breed “next generation” EDMS platform & migrate your legacy scanned data from your existing EDMS seamlessly and swiftly.

Our Advanced Document Importer is designed to harvest documentation quickly from one host application to the MediViewer EDMS platform.  All of this data would be subject to OCR and BCR recognition and placed through the IMMJ Systems SmartIndex™ Document Classification engine.  This means that you can easily filter for key documents without the need for extensive (and expensive) manual indexing as we do not differentiate between legacy and new (Day Forward) content.

The migration process can also be completed from within our Tier 3 cloud data centre (UKCloud), removing the overhead of having to provide the migration servers and in-house resources to be able to complete the task.  This temporary environment can be decommissioned when the migration is complete.

You are not stuck with your existing platform and can transition to a “next generation” system delivered from a team that can support you through the implementation and transformation process ensuring that your investment will deliver the benefits you originally expected.