iSoft has announced that it will be giving a preview of its new primary care product Lorenzo at this year’s HC2006 health informatics conference at Harrogate, Yorkshire, from March 20-22.

The preview will be the first public outing for the new primary care offering, expected to be the "core" primary care solution for GPs in the East and North east and North West and West Midlands clusters of the National Programme for IT.

A statement from iSOFT says Lorenzo Primary Care is designed to manage patient, clinical and administration services across entire health communities.

The statement adds: "Lorenzo Primary Care has many features not seen in any product before. These include an intuitive user-interface, a flexible timeline tool to view and compare entire patient records, and clinical narrative tools to

record consultations and intelligently correct clinical terms for consistency. Other strengths include advanced decision-support, intelligent prescribing and template-driven assessments and referrals."

Dr Param Sandh, iSOFT’s UK clinical director, said the solution is the next evolution in primary care.He added: "The Lorenzo approach is founded on creating a single, universal, functionally-rich set of services that can be configured to provide highly tailored market or customer-specific solutions."

iSOFT said it will begin initial rollouts of the application later this year.