TECHNOLOGY Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s electronic patient record system is “on track”, according to a report by the trust’s chief executive Clare Panniker.

The report, discussed at the trust’s July board meeting, said progress on the patient administration system (PAS) and the order communications and results reporting system were on target “with no deviation from scope”.

On PAS, the report said: The project is on track with no deviation from scope and is forecast to remain within budget.

“The main focus in this reporting period has been the preparation and start of the configuration and build testing. Trust staff from various roles and departments started testing the initial configuration of the new electronic patient record on the 8 July.”

On order communications and results reporting, the report said: “The project is currently on schedule, within budget and has no deviation from scope.

“The order catalogues and workbooks have now been loaded in readiness for testing, planned for the 18 and 22 July.

“Although initial thoughts were that microbiology would not be part of local build testing due to the complexities of the discipline, we have now managed to put in a number of the top requested tests.”

The report added: “The pathology laboratory computer system supplier delivery of the order aspect of the interface still remains uncertain and the EPR team are pushing for an implementation date to keep the project on track.”