The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is the largest single site cancer centre in Europe treating more than 60,000 patients a year. Due to its pioneering treatments for cancer, it is the first UK centre to be accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre.
  • The Christie is adopting a platform-based approach and moving to a data-centric model with openEHR at the core.
  • Better’s low code tools, an integral part of Better’s digital health platform, are used to support the modernisation of The Christie’s Electronic Health Record and the transformation of clinical, patient, and cancer research services.
The Christie team developed a suite of 24 ePROMs forms using Better low-code tools in just 4 months. They are now starting to work on reengineering the 683 forms in their current EHR platform. 

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Benefits of the solution

Better providing healthcare solution

Data unlocked and structured in an open format.

Data accessible in real time for internal and external use, including research.

Duplicate data entries eliminated.

Data saved in one place, once, and reused.

Internally developed forms, no dependence on vendors.

Real time read/write capability.

Forms viewed on any device – mobile first approach.

Forms and templates shared with other care providers.

“The Christie has completely reimagined their architecture — moving from a siloed app-centric model to a new data-centric one, with openEHR at the core. What they are doing is genuinely phenomenal and has blown me away and I could not be more proud that they chose Better to be their partner in establishing an interoperable system with data at the core.”

Alastair Allen, Chief Technology Officer

“From the start, it was clear that The Christie has a very good idea of what they needed and what they wanted to achieve. They were fast and systematic in their approach, and it was great to see that they did e-PROM forms in just 4 months.”

Boris Marn, Better Studio Lead, Better

“Better’s openEHR platform and low-code tools are helping us modernise our EHR and refining how we collect data with high quality, high user experience and high security. The use of open storage standards will support integration with regional and national partners as more data streams are connected.”

Alistair Reid-Pearson, Chief Information Officer, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

“The seamless integration of patient captured ePROMs with the Trust’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) was a key objective of the programme to close the loop between remote monitored patients and clinicians on the frontline. The Christie ePROMs initiative is key to the ambition of becoming a world leader in real world outcomes research.”

Professor Janelle Yorke, ePROMs SRO & Executive Chief Nurse and Director of Quality, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

About Better

Better is a technology company that provides an open data digital health platform, designed to store, manage, query, retrieve, and exchange structured electronic health records, Better Platform, and electronic prescribing and medication administration solution, Better Meds.

We focus on simplifying the work of health and care teams. We build personalised digital applications and accelerate digitalisation by using low-code development tools. We advocate for data for life and strive for all health data to be vendor-neutral and easily accessible.

We put organisations in control of their data, workflows, and transformation plans in order to improve patient care.

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