Dame Caldicott was appointed national data guardian for health in 2014 to ensure the public can trust their health data is used appropriately.
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How much progress has been made on shared records, what obstacles remain, and can the exemplars help other areas of the NHS progress? Maja Dragovic investigates.
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The new system uses a process that copies, transfers and stores the whole GP database, rather than the minimal data required to update vaccinations data.
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Radiology results as well as pathology reports and referrals are now included on the shared record which is part of the Wessex LHCRE.
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For Ewan Davis, the recent reported annoyance over the purpose of local health and care record exemplars (LHCREs) is misplaced – he argues that it was always the intention for LHCREs to enable a national data resource. He also believes that such a resource is necessary and valuable. But he suggests it will only be possible if changes are made and the lessons of the past heeded.
Speaking at the ‘Empowering people in a digital world’ conference on 13 February, Matthew Swindells discussed how technology fits into the Long Term Plan.
When the Local Health and Care Record Exemplars LHCREs were created, the official line is that they would support local direct care and enable population health management and analytics at regional level. But, as Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma reports, tensions are emerging on whether they should also provide a bridge to a federated care.data-like national data resource.
The three new selected LHCRE sites which have been awarded money are the Share2Care, the Great North Care Record and the South West.
The medical team wanted a solution which supported individual and collaborative working when examining and comparing medical images.