Mid Yorkshire Goes Live with ChemoCare in Record Time

Mid Yorkshire Goes Live with ChemoCare in Record Time

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (MYHT), part of the Yorkshire Cancer Network, has gone live in record time with ChemoCare®, the electronic chemotherapy prescribing and management solution.

MYHT treats over 1000 cancer patients across Dewsbury, Wakefield and Pontefract comprising approximately 5,000 treatment episodes with an estimated 12,000 chemotherapy items prescribed per annum.

The Trust's aim in procuring a solution was to improve quality of care, underpin safe treatment delivery for oncology patients and to make treatment data more accessible for all clinical teams, including emergency presentations. CIS Oncology was awarded the contract in August 2011 and the implementation began in the October.

After a concerted team effort from both MYHT and CIS, ChemoCare went live on 19th June 2012.  The implementation teams from both MYHT and CIS have shown great enthusiasm and commitment and have worked collaboratively in a real spirit of partnership to ensure a record and safe implementation phase.

Paul Curley, Clinical Director of IT at The Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We adopted a rigorous approach to Hazard identification and mitigation using Connecting for Health methodology and found this an important part of safe and efficient implementation”.

Christopher Rowland, Project Manager of CIS Oncology, commented 'It was a real pleasure to work alongside the project team at MYHT on this ChemoCare implementation.  The dedication and energy of the group ensured that the project was delivered ahead of schedule, enabling the clinicians and patients to derive the benefits of the system earlier than anticipated'.