One Health and Care: your local shared care record
Plans to bring together health and care records across the Black Country and West Birmingham – and beyond – are about to take the next step forward.
One Health and Care is a digital shared care record, which will bring crucial patient health and care information held by different providers, together in one place.
It will provide professionals responsible for a patient’s direct care with a holistic view of a person’s care and treatment across all settings. The aim is to improve patient outcomes and save staff and Clinician time, by:
- enhancing collaborative working between individuals and organisations
- giving clinicians the information needed to make faster and more accurate decisions – reducing the need to order repeat tests and request paper records
- reducing the burden on patients to relay key information with each new contact.
The system will sit behind existing clinical systems, to avoid the need for additional logins or extensive training, and is due to go live in the next few weeks.
One Health and Care will initially provide access to information held by health and social care providers across the Black Country and West Birmingham, and neighbouring systems of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and Shropshire Telford and Wrekin. It is anticipated that records from across the wider West Midlands will also be made available soon after go-live.
More details about the system, its benefits and how it will work, can be found in this presentation (PDF, 421KB)
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