Manmohan (‘Manny’) Randhawa

Manmohan Randhawa

IT Project Manager

Information Management and Technology Department at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Biography: In his current role as IT Project Manager at the Information Management and Technology Department at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manny manages the IT projects for new and development of current solutions. He works closely with services and colleagues across the Trust to implement new clinical systems solutions, connecting clinical devices to current infrastructure and managing system upgrades. Manny also oversees several IT Technical Specialists within the Projects Team who ensure the technical elements of a project are delivered and manages the IT Projects Portfolio with the IT Deputy Director. He represents IT at the Medical Devices Committee to review business cases and solutions, purchasing clinical hardware where an IT element is required for overall solutions.

South West London ICL Digital Pioneer Fellowship project summary: The project focuses on how to connect ‘non-secure’ clinical devices to a secure Trust network while taking into account potential security risks. There have been requests to connect clinical devices to the Trust infrastructure and Electronic Patient Record (EPR) Centre, but there are a number of devices across the Trust that are not allowed to connect to the network due to security reasons, leaving the full potential and clinical benefits of these devices unknown. Each request is dealt with on an individual basis while each solution is configured to work in a different way without a singular standard method to help with implementation. The goal is to have a solution that ticks the requirements to meet security needs across the network while being able to fulfil staff requests that require IT solutions.

Estimated number of patients / staff impacted by the project: Patients: more than half a million yearly, impacting the quality of patient care where clinical diagnostic hardware is used. Staff: approximately 3,200 (clinical and non-clinical) staff at the Trust, mainly impacting clinical staff accessing patient records and diagnostic results captured by clinical devices.

Goal(s) for time on the South West London ICL Digital Pioneer Fellowship: Manny sees the Fellowship as a great development opportunity to learn from peers and colleagues across the sector. He is keen to learn how IT innovation can be used with regards to using clinical hardware at Trust sites to their full potential, rather than having clinical information held locally in various pockets.