Two years since they were introduced, are we liking LHCREs?
Two years since they were launched, Gary Birks, general manager, UK and Ireland at Orion Health, reflects on England’s LHCRE programme.
Thames Valley and Surrey LHCRE picks Graphnet for regional shared record
The new £12.5 million, seven-year contract will focus on building on and joining up existing shared care records for 3.8m citizens across Surrey, the Thames Valley and Buckinghamshire.
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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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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.
Shared record system to connect NHS trusts in Lancs and South Cumbria
The Lancashire Person Record Exchange Service enables clinicians to share patient records and notes with other health and care organisations electronically.
NICE healthcare collaboration in Greater Manchester extended by three years
A major collaboration aimed at improving health and care services in Greater Manchester has been extended for a further three years.
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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