Bradford-based IT consultancy Cloud2 is providing a Microsoft-based system developed to reduce the use of paper and increase shared information within organisations to East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The company, based in Bradford Wool Exchange, specialises in helping the NHS and other health bodies cope with the latest information technology.

Its latest contract to provide its SharePoint system to East Midlands Ambulance Service is supporting an organisation which provides emergency 999, urgent care and patient transport services for 4.8 million people in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham-shire and Rutland.

The Trust has started to use IT more actively to engage and empower staff to make informed business decisions, and the Cloud2 system is part of that programme. It is designed to increase information about patient journeys to help the service meet key performance measurements.

Using the Cloud2 programme, the Trust will gain immediate, real-time, graphical access to a range of operational data, enabling senior managers to view, report and share critical performance information about emergency calls, patient numbers, waiting times and outcomes.

The system will also enable the Trust to monitor contracts and highlight potential opportunities to reduce costs and introduce efficiencies.

Tim Slater, EMAS head of performance management, said: “SharePoint 2013 and SQL 2012 provide us with superior reporting and data analysis techniques, giving the Trust instant drilldown in ‘real-time’ to compare data and trends, enabling us to swiftly highlight issues before they have a negative impact.

“We’re pleased to be working with Cloud2 to deliver the instinctive dashboards that can deliver ‘real-time’ browser-based reporting to share the information rapidly and effortlessly with the people who need it most.”

Taran Sohal, Cloud2 director, said: “This project marks one of the first implementations of SharePoint 2013 in the NHS, and we were delighted the Trust chose us to help them deliver this new development.

“The flexibility of the tool will make it very easy to develop business intelligence solutions on the go, which respond to real-world demand from busy managers. At the same time the dashboards will be visually stimulating, inviting busy managers to spend time understanding what they need to know, rather than having to trawl through pages of data in Excel.

“We’re delighted to welcome East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust to our expanding list of clients.”