Port of Spain, 8th May, 2019. The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is pleased to announce, effective May 1st, 2019, it has digitized pharmacy services at the National Radiotherapy Centre, (NRC), St James Medical Complex.

This achievement represents Phase One of a pilot project aimed at improving the patient experience and overall delivery of care at the NRC, implemented through the NWRHA’s partnership with New Fields Technologies (NFT) of New Jersey, USA, a highly experienced service provider of complex IT projects focused on health care.

The digital pharmacy module is designed to provide an easy to use, highly intuitive interface for pharmacy staff. It is expected to have a positive impact on hundreds of prescriptions filled on a daily basis through improved processes for record management and dispensing of medication, among other functions. This will lead to a reduction in patient’s wait time and enable the Authority to monitor its inventory, thereby improving the efficiency of the pharmacy.

Over the upcoming months the NWRHA and NFT will be exploring further options for implementation of other pilot projects towards the development and operation of a comprehensive grade electronic health record (HER) system for all units of the NRC. We take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to NFT for partnering with us on this venture.

The NWRHA is committed to the provision of quality innovative and integrated healthcare services.