Digital Health - Interoperability and eForms

Posted on 1st November, 2017

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.

Key Objectives

  1. enhanced sharing and interoperability capabilities
  2. accurate, personalised care for patients
  3. paperless working
  4. electronic recording at the point of care
  5. improved data quality
  6. • efficiency through all stages of the eform process, design, implementation and data capture

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