University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust selects CoPathPlus from Misys to enhance pathology operations, system integration and support

Burgess Hill 31 January 2005University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust has selected CoPathPlus from Misys as its anatomic pathology information system to replace their legacy application. UCLH joins a growing number of other Trusts and health care institutions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and the Middle East already utilising CoPathPlus, continuing to reinforce Misys as one of the leading suppliers of clinical information system software internationally.


Already a user of Misys Laboratory software throughout their other pathology disciplines, UCLH operates a world-renowned laboratory that includes specialist services handling specimens from all over the globe. UCLH conducted a thorough appraisal of available pathology system solutions on the market before electing to invest in Misys.

Ann Hannah, Service Manager of Cellular Pathology Department and head of the procurement team at University College, stated: "UCLH has used Misys Laboratory for almost a decade, and we chose Co-Path after a rigorous OJEC selection procedure. We are pleased to be moving forward with a supplier we are confident will meet our needs as we open our new hospital and implement an EPR system with pathology order communications."

Toby Cave, Senior ICT Adviser - IM&T/Cancer Services at UCLH, stated: "After a careful assessment of leading IT systems, we selected CoPathPlus from Misys as the best overall solution to meet UCLH's requirements in terms of support, usability, reporting and integration with existing IT systems."

Designed to meet the unique work flow requirements of the anatomic pathology department, CoPathPlus provides comprehensive patient and specimen information viewable in a wide variety of formats. The system incorporates images and diagrams, and comprises an integrated report writer, a library of more than 200 report options such as cytology screening statistical requirements, and Quality Assurance and fast report turnaround functions. Other features include histology protocols, automated billing and sophisticated data management and InfoMaker report development tools. CoPathPlus is HL7 compliant and offers the scalability to integrate with Misys CPR as well as any other computer-based patient record system.

CoPathPlus' flexible integration technology, combined with Misys' knowledge of the Trust's pathology operations, will ensure a faster and more cost-efficient implementation and smoother migration of legacy pathology data with minimal disruption.

Duane Lawrence, General Manager of Misys Healthcare Systems, International in Sussex, United Kingdom, stated: "We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with such a long standing client and important Trust as UCLH, whose continuing votes of confidence in our products and support services are testament to our strong client partnerships. This move is yet another reinforcement that Misys Healthcare Systems is one of top suppliers of leading clinical software assisting clinicians worldwide in improving patient care."

UCLH's origins date back over 250 years and lie in the rich history of various individual hospitals. Today, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and busiest NHS trusts in the country. Comprising eight hospitals and more than 6000 staff, the Trust provides specialist and general hospital services for more than 200 Primary Care Trusts, over 60.000 in-patients and nearly 400.000 out-patients in an average year. University College London Hospitals was granted the prestigious Foundation Trust status in July 2004.

The Trust is currently in the midst of a major redevelopment programme to modernise and improve services. In total it involves an investment of GBP422 million, of which GBP225 million is directly related to design and construction of the new University College Hospital which is scheduled to open in Summer 2005.

Misys plc, the global software products and solutions company, serves customers in the international banking and securities, international health care, and United Kingdom general insurance industries. Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Sesame, it also provides business process outsourcing services to independent financial advisors (IFAs) in the United Kingdom. Misys partners with its customers to deliver outstanding IT solutions to essential industries, and employs over 6000 people internationally. More company news is available in the VMW December 2004 article Casa Grande Regional Medical Center installs Misys RIS-PACS integrated work flow optimization solution.

Leslie Versweyveld

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