UK hospital group to manage and track patient care to adhere to government’s 18 week
referral-to-treatment (RTT) targets

London, UK -- September 4, 2007 -- Lombardi®, a leader in business process management (BPM) software, today announced that LogicaCMG is deploying its award-winning Teamworks® BPM software suite at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), a leading healthcare organisation in the UK. LogicaCMG, in conjunction with Lombardi, is implementing a new patient tracking solution for UCLH in support of its goal of being able to attain an 18 week “referral-to-treatment” (RTT) for all patients. LogicaCMG is a strategic partner to UCLH, and manages most of its core infrastructure and health care systems.

    “The new patient tracking solution not only enables us to better manage our clinical pathways and resources but also helps us improve the patient experience by reducing uncertainty in the scheduling of treatments,’ said James Thomas, IT Director at University College London Hospitals. “The combination of LogicaCMG’s healthcare expertise with Lombardi’s Teamworks delivers a powerful solution to help us ensure that clinical interventions are undertaken quickly, thus reducing the RTT for our patients.”

The UK government has mandated that patients start treatment within 18 weeks of referral from a General Practitioner (GP). The patient tracking solution being deployed at UCLH will enable then to identify individualpatients who are in danger of breaching the 18 week target thus providing the Trust with the means to proactively direct its resources to ensure its clinical services are delivered on time. All healthcare trusts within the UK must adhere to these challenging requirements by December 2008.

    “The new patient tracking solution is a powerful and advanced system which will modernise the current process from GP to treatment,” said Chris George, Director of Health & Devolved Government at LogicaCMG. “The ability to access this information is an invaluable asset and will enable trusts to proactively address the Government target in advance of the December 2008 deadline. We believe this system will have significant benefits for UCLH staff and patients.”

The patient tracking solution implemented with Teamworks will draw on existing information from UCLH’s wide ranging Clinical Data Repository (CDR) and other systems to provide the tracking capabilities in real, or near-real time. The solution will also provide UCLH with the information it needs to model and redesign its clinical and operational processes to eliminate bottlenecks, identify and exploit best practice and, where appropriate, consolidate common activities to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness, while improving the patient experience overall.

    “We are proud that UCLH and LogicaCMG have selected Teamworks to manage such a critical process as thepatient tracking system,” said Rod Favaron, president and chief executive officer at Lombardi. ”Lombardi is clearly playing an important role in helping healthcare organisations transform their business processes as they adhere to stronger government regulations while simultaneously improving the quality of patient care and helping to save lives.”
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