Lincolnshire Health and Care to combine health and social care data

Written by Rene Millman on 7 April 2016 in News

Lincolnshire Health and Care (LHAC) is to integrate its health and social care digital records system in a bid to improve care in the county.

The organisation has partnered with Intersystems to provide the firm's Healthshare platform for data sharing between organisations. The deal could save the county £4m every year through savings such as cutting out unnecessary imaging and diagnostic tests.

LHAC brings together 13 health and social care organisations in the county, including clinical commissioning groups, acute trusts and the county council. The end-to-end system will allow staff across Lincolnshire to view a shared patient care record, with important details such as medical history and current prescriptions.

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Gary James, Accountable Officer at East Lincolnshire CCG, said: "All Lincolnshire Health and Care organisations have joined forces to develop the portal, which will allow care professionals, with the patient's permission, to see all the information relevant to that patient's care."

In addition to the shared care record, health providers in Lincolnshire will benefit from InterSystems' Patient Index software, a shared information system that will help providers identify each patient, and its Spine Mini Services, connecting users to the NHS data Spine.


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