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 Yorkshire and Humber Local Health and Care Record Exemplar now has 30 IT leaders trained under the College for Healthcare Informatics Professionals.
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 NHS Digital service enables paramedics and mental health nurses to find out whether the patient they are treating has a mental health crisis plan, by a means of helping inform their treatment.
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Areas of focus include urgent and end-of-life care, diagnostics, radiology and pathology diagnostics, stroke prevention and improving health in the capital.
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In a refreshingly upbeat speech from NHS England’s famously-candid national director for operations and information, Swindells suggested NHS IT had taken “a huge step forward” in the past two years.
Digital Health News attended the King’s Fund Digital Health and Care Congress in central London last week to hear about the barriers to transformation.
A total of seven consortia have been bidding for two remaining LHCRE projects, joining the three announced in late May; London, Manchester and Wessex.
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Announcements are expected in the next few days on the identity of the next two shared records reference sites selected to receive NHS England investment.