A new integrated child health system has gone live at a healthcare organisation in Wales.
The Children and Young Persons Integrated System (CYPrIS) has been introduced in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, with rollout to other organisations planned through this year and next.
Developed by NHS Wales Informatics Service, the system ensures that every child in Wales has an active care record. This means clinicians will now have access to more information about a child’s health, and will be able to make more informed decisions about care options.
CYPrIS supports a number of national health schemes, such as the National Childhood Immunisation and Healthy Child Wales programmes.
Its use also supports the overall management of child health by providing data and statutory reporting requirements to NHS Wales and Public Health Wales.
Gill Davison, NHS Wales Informatics Service’s community application manager, said: “The launch of this new system means that, for the first time, there is a single, national repository for all child health data.
“With this improved access to information, healthcare professionals could start to see an increase in the uptake of immunisation and screening services where gaps in health records are identified.”
CYPrIS will continue to roll out across health boards in Wales during 2018 and 2019. The application will be developed further to include a number of key integrations such as the GP interface and the Welsh Care Community Information System (WCCIS).
Over in England, a number of regions have started the process of introducing a shared child health information system.
For example in July, Digital Health News reported on how System C has been awarded a contract to deliver such a system in the South West of England.
The supplier’s CarePlus software will be used to integrate 708,000 child health records across South Gloucester, Bristol, Somerset and North Somerset, Devon, Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall.
22 August 2018 @ 15:35
There are some interesting time limits in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There may be some validity but I’ll take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like more! Added to FeedBurner as properly
19 August 2018 @ 14:25
judging by previous NWIS projects, everyone will be expecting a train wreck, so would be interesting to hear something from people on the ground.
Does this actually work?
18 August 2018 @ 17:00
yeah bookmaking this wasn’t a bad conclusion outstanding post! .
20 August 2018 @ 11:57
Acutally, the child health system in Wales works very well and is held in high international regard. Up until Cypris it used CCH2000 sfotware, which was also developed and managed by NWIS. Hopefully this latest developement from NWIS will help improve in some of the areas that all child health registries need to work on (connectivity and data accuracy for older children with less frequent NHS contact).