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.
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.
The UK government is investing £37.5 million in hubs connecting regional health and care data with genetic and biomedical information.
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Regional health and care collaborative communities in England have until tomorrow (26 April) to submit their bids for LHCRE status.
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