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Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh

Preparation and teamwork enable successful deployment

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) launched Allscripts Sunrise™ as its new health information system to transform patient care. More than 300 clinical and non-clinical staff worked together for 18 months prepare for the big-bang go-live across five sites. New capabilities include capturing and viewing electronic information, e-prescribing, medication administration, and placing diagnostic radiology and pathology orders.

Commitment to provide exceptional care

WWL is one of hundreds of trusts comprising the National Health System (NHS) in the United Kingdom. Serving the Borough of Wigan in northwest England, WWL is dedicated to providing the best possible healthcare for the local population of more than 300,000.

WWL is committed to designing services around the needs of patients and for patients to be cared for as close to their home as possible. Operating across four hospital sites, a state-of-the-art outpatients center, a dedicated Eye Unit at the Wigan Health Centre and offices in Wigan town center, WWL delivers a broad range of highly regarded general and specialist acute services.

”Allscripts Sunrise flexible and technologically advanced system fits perfectly with WWL’s mission to be safe, effective and caring and put the patient at the center of everything we do. WWL will make the most of the flexibility, dependability and innovative clinical capabilities of Allscripts Sunrise to continue to deliver exceptional outcomes for our patients and continually improve quality and safety.”

Preparation to ensure a smooth go-live

To make the transition from the existing system to Allscripts Sunrise as seamless as possible, more than 300 clinicians and non-clinicians worked together to design, build and test the system. WWL loaded more than 32.5 million existing documents into the system.

The team ran stress tests with clinicians to ensure the new system was safe, stable and operationally ready for use. Before the launch, control and command centers were set up to log and handle troubleshooting calls.

Key Outcomes

  • Comprehensive training for 4,000 staff members enabled a smooth launch across five locations
  • 300 clinicians and non-clinicians worked together to design, build and test the system
  • Uploaded 32.5 million documents from previous systems before going live

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