Electronic palliative care coordination systems (EPaCCS): mid 2012 survey report

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Benson, Rob
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
Date of publication
1 October 2012
Health Services
Social welfare
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The rollout and impact of Electronic Palliative Care Coordination Systems (EPaCCS) is progressing well when compared to the stage the country was at in 2011, when pilot sites reported on progress. Findings support the direction of travel for national EPaCCS support, to mirror local requirements and facilitate the sharing of best practice. EPaCCS projects are well underway across the country, with 14 sites reporting that they have implemented
such systems, and a further 10 partially implemented. This covers much wider than solitary PCT geographical areas; London and the South West are also some way down the track to rolling out EPaCCS. This is an impressive leap from the 2010-11 Locality register pilot sites report, which featured eight pilot sites.

Adastra is reported as the system most in use, with 10 of the 14 sites who have implemented using the system. Partial implementations use a mixture of Adastra, SystmOne, SCR and other systems. Those who are planning to deploy EPaCCS are looking at the use of the Summary Care Record more than Adastra and SystmOne, perhaps reflecting the more widespread implementation of the record across England.

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