MEDITECH has selected CloudWave’s OpSus Cloud Services to power its Expanse EHR and cloud-hosted offering to both the East Cheshire National Health Service (NHS) Trust, and the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The trusts will work with MEDITECH and CloudWave to deploy a unified, cloud-based EHR system covering a population of 550,000 patients.
The solution is intended to provide a cost-effective and scalable way for hospitals across East and Mid Cheshire to access the Expanse EHR.
“The cloud offers new ways for healthcare providers to communicate and collaborate anywhere in the world and is key to supporting optimised care delivery to serve the needs of patients and providers,” said Charlotte Jackson, CEO of MEDITECH International.
“MEDITECH UK chose CloudWave to help deliver Expanse to East and Mid Cheshire because of their expertise in designing, deploying and supporting secure, mission-critical cloud workloads within public cloud environments, and we are building upon a partnership that has delivered many successful technical and business collaborations to date.”
Cloud-based electronic health records ensure that organisations involved in pre- and post-care services can access a patient’s medical information more easily. When scaled up, this can be a tremendous benefit for medical tourists, expatriate workers and others seeking cross-border healthcare.