Doncaster to deploy shared care record this summer

Doncaster will deploy an integrated digital care record this summer, initially drawing on patient data from four organisations across health and social care.

In a statement, Doncaster CCG, which is leading the project, said it was launching a “proof of concept” integrated digital care record this year.

The record will draw from community, acute, mental health, and social care systems to create a “complete health record for patients on demand”.

Initially this will be specifically aimed at supporting a new pathway developed for reducing falls.

The benefits of a shared record would be tested for this specific group of patients for between 12 and 16 months, and potentially expanded if the benefits justify further funding.

Andy Clayton, head of informatics at the CCG, said the area was fortunate to have recently developed a new pathway across organisations to test the technology.

“We have been working very closely with our partners across Doncaster to ensure that this initiative not only supports our testing of the technology but ultimately brings benefits to patients, their carers and those delivering services to them.”

Full Story on Digital Health 14 March 2017