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LTHT ‘home grown’ electronic health record, PPM+, scoops regional award

Thursday 1st February 2018

PPM+, which was developed by the team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, won the ‘Using technology to improve efficiency’ award at the Academic Health and Science Network (AHSN) Yorkshire and Humber ‘Innovation, Improvement, Impact’ conference yesterday.

The PPM platform powers the Leeds Care Record, 100,000 Genomes and regional Oncology, connecting over 35 systems across health and social care in the Leeds area. This provides a local integrated care record for 2.8 million patients over the last five years. PPM+ also serves as Leeds Teaching Hospitals own in-house Electronic Health Record (EHR).

The system allows clinical and care staff across the city and region to access key information about a person’s care, ensuring they receive more personalised care more quickly. It currently delivers over 50 million pieces of information every month and is accessed every 3.8 seconds.

Richard Corbridge, Chief Digital and Information Officer for Leeds Teaching Hospitals, said: “Leeds has been seen as leading the way in the delivery of integrated digital health care through the availability of its own EHR - the PPM+ solution. It is fantastic for the team, and indeed the wider trust, to be recognised for the hard work and commitment they have given to developing this platform.

The Board of Leeds Teaching Hospitals has recently given the go ahead to continue developing PPM+ as the EHR for the Trust until at least 2022. That’s really exciting as the digital team can concentrate on ensuring that PPM+ does what clinicians and patients need and deliver a digital fabric that assists in the delivery of health and care for our whole population.

PPM+ is Leeds own solution that answers the question of how to deliver integrated and contextualised care at the point of care, wherever that is.”

Photo: Sarah Moorhead, Senior Project Manager, and Mike Odling-Smee, Director of AireLogic who work with LTHT on developing PPM+