Forms4health is an open standards based application that has been developed by established healthcare specialists XML Solutions. This digital healthcare forms framework was developed by XML Solutions in 2012 and 2014 saw the technology extended to allow easy integration of the product into Electronic Patient Record (EPR) systems providing a flexible platform for clinical data entry.
Forms4Health is now utilised by Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, providing 40,000 digital forms per month at this site alone. At LTHT Forms4Health supports an estate of 2,500 inpatient beds together with critical care and day case beds, over 14,000 staff across six sites, treating around a million patients a year. Forms4Health also forms the basis of the city wide Leeds Care Record as well as the technology underlying the Yorkshire Cancer Network.
Electronic forms are increasingly required to support NHS England’s driver for a paperless NHS. Some approaches to electronic records such as paper scanning are useful for historical records, however they do not support a key goal of NHS England – namely Digital capture at the point of care.
With ever evolving clinical processes and central collection and reporting requirements NHS institutions require flexible electronic forms solutions that allow forms to be rapidly designed and deployed with little or no technical intervention. At the same time – to support clinicians and decision support – the solution must have the power to be able to capture structured and coded clinical data that is retained in the patient’s electronic record.