Let us introduce you to Hive, an innovative digital healthcare solution which will transform our service – and your career! Our vision is to transform the quality of care and the experience for our patients and staff by having the right information in the right place at the right time; first time, every time.
Transforming how we work together Hive will deliver widespread change and improvement in everything we do. It will bring all of patient information together, enabling us to hold a single Trust-wide hospital record for each patient, helping us work together to improve our services. That’s why in September we’re launching Hive – the largest initiative of its kind and backed by a significant multi-million-pound investment.
Hive’s innovative and digitally advanced Electronic Patient Record (EPR) solution will bring all our patient information into one easily accessible place and make our services more effective than ever before. By streamlining over 1,000 patient record systems and creating a single source of information that both staff and patients can use, we’ll achieve huge improvements on several fronts.
We’ll transform the patient and staff experience enabling staff to improve how they deliver services to support better clinical decision making. By having one single system across our 10 Hospitals and managed clinical services, our staff will work more efficiently accessing all the information they need to care for patients whenever and wherever they need it. Our patients will have more control over their own care through My MFT – a dedicated online patient portal and app and, by holding one acute, or hospital record for each patient across MFT, we’ll also improve patient safety providing alerts for potential medication errors, allergies, and infection risks.
Our journey will continue after Hive goes live as we refine the system, roll out new and improved features and continue to improve how we work to deliver the best patient care and experience.
Developing our Digital Workforce
We’re supporting all staff on their digital journey ensuring that they have the best knowledge and understanding of Hive to embrace and benefit from the new ways of working. Hive is a big change for all our patient facing teams so full, tailored training will ensure everyone feels they have the skill and confidence to use the Hive safely and efficiently.
The training will be delivered both face-to-face in a classroom environment and through online eLearning. Following training, our teams will also have time to familiarise themselves with Hive using a “playground” or “sandbox” version – in simple terms, a test environment!
We realise this can be daunting and new for our staff, so beyond training we feel it’s important to provide the right support online and, on the ground, to ensure every user is able to embrace Hive and become fully confident using the system and digital technology in general! For that reason, we’ve developed a range of simple guides and resources, set up several local opportunities for our teams to attend drop-in sessions and also devised face-to-face courses where those using Hive will be able to grow their confidence and learn some every-day IT skills. We’ve even recruited Digital Facilitators who will be out and about at each site to offer support and advice face-to face.
Hive training will be mandatory for all staff in a patient facing role, and for those who access patient data and clinical system, and it will include both face to face and e-learning sessions. Training will be mainly classroom based and will take place at locations across the Trust.
Learn more about HIVE
To help you understand better as a potential candidate for a role at our Trust what Hive will mean to both our patients, partners and our workforce, we’ve compiled some useful links to supporting information about HIVE:
We’d encourage you to take a look at some of these digital links in order to broaden your understanding of the scale and scope of this initiative, how it could transform your career but most of all, the huge benefit to our patients across Manchester, Trafford and beyond.