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IT system which sparked safety alert dropped by 13 trusts

More than a dozen trusts have changed their maternity IT system – or are in the process of doing so – following a national patient safety alert.

NHS England issued the alert  in December, after a fault was discovered with the Euroking maternity EPR, supplied by Magentus Software. It said information recorded in the EPR could overwrite previously recorded data, meaning the system could mislead clinicians.

While no cases of patient harm have been reported, NHSE instructed trusts using the system to “consider if Euroking meets their maternity service’s needs” and “ensure their local configuration is safe” by June.

A spokesperson for Euroking said: “We have identified a solution to the issues raised in the NPSA [alert], which has been shared with NHSE and with our customers. We’re now meeting each customer and are working with them individually to support the changes that need to be made based on their local configurations. We will continue working with the trusts to support them meeting the deadline outlined in the NPSA.

“As the NPSA outlined, it has been issued as a precautionary measure and there is no evidence of harm being caused to patients.”

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Source: HSJ, 12 April 2024

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