Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) provides urgent and emergency care for 5.5 million people across Yorkshire and the Humber, including the 999 and 111 services. Ensuring reliable recording of patient information is key to the successful treatment of people needing urgent or emergency care. Patients expect those looking after them to be able to access their clinical records, regardless of provider and location, where this is important to their clinical care.
Inspired, designed and developed by the staff for the staff, the intuitive and easy-to-use YAS electronic patient record (ePR) captures assessment and interaction information about patients. Now fully deployed across the region, the YAS ePR offers a range of benefits for the trust, receiving hospitals, primary care and ultimately the patients they serve.
The ePR makes it easier and more accurate for ambulance clinicians to record important patient information and it provides access to clinical pathways, so patients get the most suitable treatment as quickly as possible (right care, right place, right time).
The information collected on the ePR can be accessed electronically by hospital staff before the ambulance arrives – providing important information in advance of handover. The information is also analysed by the ambulance service to inform changes and quality improvements in patient care.