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Digital Health - Interoperability and eForms

By Gill Smith, Aire Logic Added 1st Nov, 2017 Updated 23rd Jul, 2019

In 2014, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust and Aire Logic began work on a new EHR solution, PPM+, aiming to prove the NHS could build and deploy its own EHR cost-effectively.LTHT is one of the largest trusts in the country with 7 hospitals, over 16,000 staff and an annual budget of £1 billion. The solution was specifically designed using digital forms-basedtechnology, enabling massive scale roll-out and expansion with relatively small effort and cost to the trust. The resulting model is innovative, efficient and completely transferable.


PPM+ has become mission critical to the operation of the trust and wider region. It supports around 230,000 paperless record submissions every month (with this figure rapidlyincreasing). The system has ~13,500 users, with around 5,000 actively writing into the EHR. Beyond LTHT, PPM+ supports West Yorkshire’s shared Acute Oncology Care Record, the Yorkshire & Humber Genomics Medical Centre, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (early pilot), and the Leeds Care Record (LCR) which integrates health andsocial care across the city.

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