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Mitigating patient risk at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

A recent study shows that “definitely avoidable” medication errors cost the NHS approximately £98.5M every year and take more than 1,700 lives.

Altera Digital Health has a long-standing relationship with Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LHCH), which has been at the forefront of digital transformation for more than a decade, first going live with Sunrise™ EPR in 2012. In October 2021, LHCH introduced a closed-loop medication administration (CLMA) process. Building on existing ePMA functionality introduced in 2012, the aim was set to further enhance patient safety by reducing adverse drug events and medication administration errors—one of the leading causes of avoidable harm in healthcare.

LHCH activated Altera Digital Health’s Sunrise™ Knowledge-based Medication Administration (Sunrise KBMA) module to deliver this leading-edge closed-loop functionality, enabling the trust to improve patient safety, save clinical time by improving drug administration processes and much more.

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