The purpose of LHCREs has always been clear – if you were paying attention
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.
A tug of war over LHCREs is underway
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.
Yorkshire LHCRE to train IT leaders to international standards
The Yorkshire and Humber Local Health and Care Record Exemplar now has 30 IT leaders trained under the College for Healthcare Informatics Professionals.
Special Report: Shared Care Records
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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New National Locator Service links paramedics to shared care record
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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Nine demonstrator projects to be established as part of One London
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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Swindells strikes refreshingly optimistic tone at Expo
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.
King’s Fund congress majors on culture, partnerships and patient tools
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.
Thames Valley and Yorkshire and Humber win last two LHCRE spots
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 expected on next two LHCRE shared record pilots
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.