Sharing records between care settings is starting to become much more commonplace, but is viewing patient and clinical data enough to deliver joined-up care?
Vivienne Raper revisits some of the pioneers of information and record sharing, and examines how they are beginning to use shared records to change how they interact with patients.
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Jon Hoeksma, the chief executive and editor of Digital Health, asks what will happen to the NHS providers frozen out of the digital ‘ivy league’ and puts forward some ideas for alternative exemplar programmes.
Cheshire has gone live with a shared care record that covers acute, primary, council, community, mental health and cancer data across the region using Graphnet’s CareCentric.
Health and social care organisations across the capital are working to develop a London Health and Care Information Exchange.
West of Scotland’s health boards plan to share information by connecting their Orion clinical portals, creating a regional view of patient records.
GPs and acute trusts in Southwark and Lambeth are sharing patient records using an in-house developed portal and the Medical Interoperability Gateway.
Manchester is incorporating ‘end-of-life’ care plans into its shared records scheme.
Seventeen health and social care organisations across Berkshire will share the care records of 855,000 patients using CareCentric software from Graphnet.
NHS England wants to create a Digital Child Health Hub to bring together information on a child’s health from multiple systems.
The medical records of patients at a mental health trust in Leeds are now available on the city’s shared electronic care record.