Dedalus UK awarded ISO 27001 certification, confirming its commitment to information security

May 2019 – Dedalus UK is pleased to announce the award of the ISO 27001 certification – an information security management system that has been achieved by demonstrating the company’s commitment to protecting data and corporate information. This rigorous data security standard shows that Dedalus has the processes, procedures and controls in place to protect data, its confidentiality and availability throughout the company.

With the national focus on GDPR compliance for personal data confidentiality and the need for thorough system and process security, we are delighted to have achieved this tough accreditation with the invaluable help of our partner Hytec. ISO 27001 works hand in glove with GDPR to ensure full data protection and system security throughout an organisation.

Data privacy, and the ability to account for it, is a critical capability in the NHS where we deal daily with sensitive patient and care information. ISO 27001 confirms our ability to manage the security of information assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details and data entrusted to us by third parties – across the NHS. This independent statement of our capability gives our partners and customers the added safety that the risk of security threats is kept to an absolute minimum.

Judy Smith, Managing Director at Dedalus UK stated: “ISO 27001 is now part of our process DNA. We are delighted that the diligent set of security standards we have always strived to maintain have now been evidenced in the award announcement. It provides a recognised demonstration to all our customers that our commitment to security and the ability ‘go the extra mile’ flows through all of our activities.”

Attending IBMS Congress? Join us – 22-25 Sept 2019 – Stand 817

As the UK’s largest conference and exhibition dedicated to human diagnostics and Biomedical Science, this event – spread over four days – always delivers a packed and pertinent agenda. With 14 streams covering 10 disciplines ranging from cellular pathology and cytopathology to laboratory management, this biannual event draws a huge audience from across the UK.

Join us on Stand 817 if you need to address the challenges facing all labs in their rise to implement fully Integrated Digital Pathology. We can provide first-hand advice to help you understand the real end-to-end workload management and interoperability issues facing labs wishing to offer full collaborative diagnoses with remote image access for Clinical Pathologists. If you need help in your journey to bring this historically analogue service into the digital fold, come see us on Stand 817.

Electronic prescribing drives improvement in patient safety and medications management at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first integrated care organisations in England to join-up hospital and community care with adult social care. The Trust delivers acute care at Torbay Hospital and runs four community hospitals. It provides health and social care to the local population of 285,000 residents and over 100,000 holiday visitors each year.

“Our ePMA has been tested in both acute and community care settings. It is performing well and the roll out is proceeding well with interoperability opportunities being explored with local primary care IT systems.” states Dr Joanne Watson, System Medical Director.

Bologna DIAP improves patient care and saves money by streamlining anatomical pathology and integrating services across five hospitals

Faced with pockets of specialty expertise, much duplication of core effort and aging disparate systems, Bologna chose to establish an integrated network that maximised clinician time with remote collaboration, implemented the latest technology, and streamlined diagnoses throughout the region – all while reducing costs.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust roll out with electronic prescribing from Dedalus UK

Following a thorough clinical workflow configuration and piloting, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has successfully launched ePMA into six Medical Wards and three Emergency Admissions Units over a long weekend


25th Feb 2019 – Dedalus, the largest European provider of healthcare information systems and #3 KLAS-rated for new clinical projects worldwide, is pleased to announce a very successful roll-out of our Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) solution at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.  The roll-out which took place at the end of January, covered six medical wards, one ambulatory unit and two emergency admissions units, had substantial clinical buy-in from the Trust and was driven over the whole weekend by a dedicated team consisting of IT support, trainers, Dedalus staff and clinicians. System Medical Director, Dr Joanne Watson oversaw and directed the project.

With over 1750 staff trained, and the Institute for Healthcare QI Methodology employed prior to the roll-out, the Trust were confident they had an ePMA system that was acceptable to staff and had worked out how to incorporate it smoothly into the complicated daily practices of the wards.

As Gill Otway, IT Programme Manager mentioned; “The preparation for the roll-out was very thorough with as much clinical process evaluation, system configuration and pre-event training done as possible – although some training still inevitably had to be done during the weekend for bank nurses etc.  It was a superb team effort with all key staff well prepared in advance and the wards fully expecting and ready for the change.  Plus, there was a lot of behind-the-scenes support of our ePMA in Procurement and from Mike Green our CCIO.”

The system now is being used in earnest by Pharmacists, Nurses, Doctors of all grades and other ward staff. It is already improving clinical processes by enforcing failsafe reviews at the correct times (which paper charts are not able to do) and ensuring prescribing accuracy.

The Dedalus ePMA system, which was selected after a full OJEU competitive procurement, has been deployed at Torbay and South Devon on both Tablets and Laptops for use at the bedside and on the drugs trolley. And whilst tablets tested high on usability prior to roll-out, operationally it was found that the nurses preferred laptops, so more are being purchased.

The solution comes with the NHS dm+d (dictionary of medicines and devices) catalogue as native.  This, now mandatory, standard ensures the safe and reliable transfer of medicines information between clinical systems and cross-care settings.  At Torbay and South Devon the ePMA system is directly linked to the Trust’s own Infoflex system for inputting accurate drugs information directly into the discharge summaries for GPs.  Feedback from Dr John McCormick, a local GP with a lot of interaction with the Trust and Chief Clinical Information Officer at Devon CCG, has already noted that the implementation has made a ‘noticeable positive difference’ to the information coming out of the Trust, which is now much more comprehensive with clearer medications data.

Dr Joanne Watson, System Medical Director, added; “The roll-out was a brilliant team effort and has been such a success that we want to spread to our remaining two adult medical wards and our five community hospital wards relatively quickly – hopefully by April.” The plan is to follow with the surgical wards by the end of June and full Trust roll-out in August – in time for the annual change of new Doctors.

“Electronic prescribing and medicines administration is the way of the future – it brings benefits to the whole of the system,” adds Joanne Watson. “Not only can we reduce medication errors, but we can also take more efficient control of Pharmacy and Formulary stocks to reduce costs.  And by stimulating a more efficient discharge of patients and supplying GPs with complete drugs and treatment information, we can begin to avoid unnecessary readmissions”

South Devon has been an Integrated Care Organisation for over three years, with acute and community hospitals already working closely together.  “Our ePMA will be used across both acute and community care settings and we want it to integrate with our GPs.  One of the reasons we chose Dedalus was their commitment to working with Primary Care and their alignment with our strategy of full integration and the move towards becoming paperless,” concludes Dr Watson.

Join us at this inaugural event – Digital Health Rewired – 26th March 2019

Packed with the latest digital health innovations, Dedalus is proud to support this inaugural event. As a leading specialist in interoperability and clinical workflow solutions with over 3,000 global customers, more than 40 full scale interoperability installations and 120+ interfaced solutions, Dedalus is adept at solving complex challenges across entire care communities. Our web-based ePMA solution is already providing major patient safety improvements in Torbay & South Devon NHS Trust. We’ll be discussing this and our full range of integrated care services at the event – join us on Stand C29.

Join us at Digital Health & Care Scotland – 20-21 Feb 2019

As one of only three ‘Active Suppliers’ on the Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HEPMA) framework throughout Scotland we’d love to see you at the event. We’ll be showing our very latest web-based electronic prescribing solution known for its clinical-focused workflows and usability, and we would also love to talk to you about our powerful integrated care services. As an exponent of Open data standards, including IHE, HL7 & FHIR; Dedalus is a proven partner that can help you consolidate data into a single actionable care record

Announcing Smart Imaging - Digital Pathology Congress, 6-7 Dec 2018

For the latest developments in Digital Pathology, Smart Imaging and Interoperability visit us on stand #10 at the Digital Pathology Congress, London

Leaders in Diagnostics, IET London, Savoy Place, 7 Nov 2018

Hear from our keynote speaker – Augustus Lusack, Head of Pathology at Northampton General Hospital discussing – Innovative end-to-end collaborative solutions for today’s Diagnostics

Dedalus named latest supplier for Scotland ePMA framework

European health IT provider Dedalus has been named as a supplier on the NHS Scotland Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HEPMA) framework.