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South London Healthcare NHS Trust Go Live with Ascribe system Integration program

21st January 2013 - Ascribe, leading provider of clinical IT solutions, announced today the successful Go Live and roll-out of an Ensemble Integration Engine at South London Healthcare, the solution will interface with key solutions such as Radiology Order Comms.

The new Integration Engine will improve the reliability and speed of exchange of patient radiology orders and results information between the Trust's Cerner Millennium PAS and CRIS Radiology systems. Being able to do this electronically will replace the current paper process and will allow clinicians to view patient demographic, episode and radiology order and result data together in one place within Millennium.

Ascribe have worked closely with the Trust on what has been a complex project requiring flexibility and close liaison between all parties.

Lorraine Knight, IT Director at South London Healthcare, commented "Ascribe have brought a wealth of integration experience and knowledge to the programme since initially commencing with the infrastructure work back in 2010. The Trust has enjoyed a very strong collaborative working relationship with Ascribe throughout, that has enabled issues and changes to be identified and resolved professionally and efficiently, and goals to be met. We will continue to work very closely together with full confidence of successfully achieving integration targets for 2013."

The next phase of the project will be to deploy order comms interfaces for Pathology and bring Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) onto Millennium at the same time in April 2013, including other interfaces with a number of QEH departmental systems.

Stephen Critchlow, CEO of Ascribe, commented "We look forward to working together with South London Hospital for the next phase of what has been a very successful project so far."

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For further information, please contact: Claire Shuttleworth, Marketing Coordinator, Ascribe Ltd [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)870 053 4545

About South London Healthcare NHS Trust
South London Healthcare NHS Trust is the product of the merger of three smaller hospital trusts - Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust (QMS), Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust (QEH) and Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust (BHT) - to create a single hospital on several sites.

The merger has taken place after much thinking within the local health community about how we might create the best organisation for delivering top quality health services to local residents in the early part of the 21st century.

The Trust serve over a million people, employ over 6,000 staff and have an annual budget of over £400million, making them one of the largest NHS hospital trusts in the country.

About Ascribe
Over 75% of NHS Acute Trusts use Ascribe systems and our commitment to improving healthcare IT has made us a strategic partner for a growing number of Trusts.

Ascribe's clinical systems are robust and scalable, from departmental systems through to strategic enterprise-scale solutions. The company is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has been selected as Microsoft's Public Healthcare - Partner of the Year for 2012. In addition to developing its own solutions, Ascribe provides professional consultancy personnel for Ascribe, Microsoft and other healthcare IT systems. From Electronic Prescribing through to Paperless Clinical Management and even Pharmacy robotic interfaces, Ascribe's breadth of integrated systems has been proven to help Trusts improve their efficiency and cut costs.

"The system paid for itself in two months", Senior NHS Clinical Manager.

Ascribe employs 300 personnel through its operating companies in the UK, Kenya, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit http://www.ascribe.com/

© Ascribe 2013. Ascribe is a registered trademark. All other brands and product names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective companies.

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