The Elfin system, which manages the process and clinical data for Fracture Liaison Service has started live operation at the Oxfordshire FLS, based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. Elfin is now being used by two administrators and up to eight nurses, following a successful period of pilot running which started in December 2014.
Elfin uses cityEHR with an information model developed by Consultant Rheumatologist, Dr Kassim Javaid, with input from nurses and practitioners from Fracture Liaison services across the south of England. Elfin gathers clinical information about the patients seen by the service, tracks the process of treatment and monitoring and can generate reports required for national audit. Elfin generates letters for patients and GPs and can be used to query and extract data for research studies.