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Lorenzo goes live in emergency departments at Morecambe Bay

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has become the first acute trust in England to use the emergency care module of Lorenzo in its emergency departments. (Published: 09 July 2012)

The system went live at Furness General Hospital on Tuesday 26 June and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary will start to use it in a few weeks.

Building on Lorenzo care management, which went live across the trust's wards in June 2010, the emergency care module is designed specifically for emergency departments.

This Lorenzo module will allow the trust to offer safer services, carry out fewer duplicate investigations, reduce the number of avoidable admissions to hospital and offer quicker discharge from hospital. GPs will also get a more detailed discharge summary of the care a patient has received whilst in hospital.

Eric Morton, UHMBT Interim Chief Executive, said: "Making sure our doctors and nurses have the most up-to-date and relevant information on hand when they treat a patient is crucial to ensure we offer the best possible care to our local communities.

"Lorenzo enables the sharing of this information across our hospitals meaning that patient care becomes more personal and safer – both of which are paramount priorities for us."