Health and social care professionals using the Dorset Care Record are now receiving GP data which is in-line with GP Connect standards.

A new system has replaced the traditional Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG) one with the aim of supporting better clinical care by opening up information and data held within GP practice IT systems for use across health and social care.

Adopting GP Connect standard is part of the commitment made by the Dorset Care Record as part of its role within the Wessex Care Records (WCR), which is one of the national Local Health and Care Records.

Among the benefits will be:

  • Richer information with more detailed notes and readings
  • A broader level of information being exchanged
  • An easier way to facilitate new information being added – as the GP Connect standard evolves, additional information will be displayed automatically

Peter Gill, Dorset Care Record’s senior responsible officer, said: “The system will save time for clinicians, and provide better, more convenient care for patients.

“The service makes patient medical information available to all appropriate clinicians when and where they need it to support direct patient care, leading to improvements in both care and outcomes.”

Working through the Orion Health platform, the Dorset Care Record is now looking to a future in which it can start to exchange information such as medications across multiple partners in real time, enabling a far more cohesive and safer patient experience.

This follows the news in April 2020 that staff working at Yeovil District Hospital began receiving information feeds from the Dorset Care Record.

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