Devon and Cornwall Care Record to be shared amongst professionals

England’s latest shared care record has completed its first phase to share critical patient data across health and care to improve efficiency and deliver a better service for patients.

The Devon and Cornwall Care Record has gone live on the Orion Health Amadeus platform, an award-winning, global healthcare technology company.   

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Launched at the beginning of August, the Devon and Cornwall Care Record has shown evidence of helping frontline staff to access key information for patients from GP practices, hospitals and health and social care records.

Additional phases of the rollout will add for data to the platform, meaning professionals working across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have a better understanding of patients medical history.

The first phase saw two-thirds of GP practices come on board, and information sharing established with local acute trusts and mental health services. The next phase of the project will extend the record to more practices and services.

Dr John McCormick, GP and Clinical Lead for the Devon and Cornwall care record, said: ‘We are developing the record progressively, in a controlled way, so we can be confident about the quality of the data that it contains, and how to use it.  

‘However, it is already supporting my work as a GP. I can see what’s going on with patients now in other parts of the system. It’s also very positive for practice staff, because they don’t have to chase up letters or ring other services all the time, just to find out what is happening.’

The progress of this care record is an important strand of the governments digital health and social care policy. NHS England asked every integrated care system to have a ‘basic’ shared care record by September last year and has developed a maturity strategy to add additional features over the next three years.

Ian Binks, Sales Director from Orion Health, said: ‘This is a significant step to see another customer go-live with our shared care record. We would like to congratulate everybody involved with the Devon and Cornwall Care Record on the success of the first phase of the deployment.’

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