Emis Web users can see the shared care record of patients from within their clinical system following an integration with Graphnet.

Graphnet has embedded its CareCentric electronic health record into Web, meaning GPs can access care records from across the care community for the patient they are seeing without logging onto a new system.

The integration is live in two GP practices and will be rolled out to several hundred over the next 90 days.

The first go-live was at the Vitality Partnership under a project supported by Central Midlands commissioning support unit.

The deployment allows GPs at the partnership to call and view real-time patient data held by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals from their Emis Web screens.

The CareCentric health integration engine pulls the information and displays it into a single shared care record. Data available to the GPs includes all A&E, inpatient and outpatient activity, results and clinical correspondence.

“The significance is that we now get fast and painless access to full clinical information on a patient, literally with a single click. This is an important part of the process of providing high quality integrated care to our patients”, said a Vitality spokesman.

The integration also means that assessments, workflows and care pathways can be developed in CareCentric and accessed and managed by clinicians across a health community.

A Graphnet statement says audit data shows that clinicians are more than twice as likely to use a shared record when it is embedded into local systems.