NHS Digital announces patient de-identification software partnership

NHS Digital announces patient de-identification software partnership

July 5 2018 NHS Digital will introduce new software for the de-identification of patient...

Over half of acute trusts are now using GP e-Referral Service

Over half of acute trusts are now using GP e-Referral Service

June 14 2018 More than 50% of acute hospital trusts in England have switched off paper referrals...

NEWS app for sepsis scoring available

NEWS app for sepsis scoring available

June 4 2018 An app has been re-launched to help clinicians staff across NHS Wales calculate an...

NHS launches National Data Opt-Out facility

NHS launches National Data Opt-Out facility

May 31 2018 NHS patients can formally opt out of having their data used for research or planning...

ePACT to be decommissioned on June 8 as ePACT2 takes over

ePACT to be decommissioned on June 8 as ePACT2 takes over

May 29 2018 NHS Business Services Authority will decommission ePACT with effect from June 8, as...

  • NHS Digital announces patient de-identification software partnership

    NHS Digital announces patient de-identification software partnership

    Thursday, 05 July 2018 16:48
  • Over half of acute trusts are now using GP e-Referral Service

    Over half of acute trusts are now using GP e-Referral Service

    Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:29
  • NEWS app for sepsis scoring available

    NEWS app for sepsis scoring available

    Monday, 04 June 2018 09:58
  • NHS launches National Data Opt-Out facility

    NHS launches National Data Opt-Out facility

    Thursday, 31 May 2018 09:01
  • ePACT to be decommissioned on June 8 as ePACT2 takes over

    ePACT to be decommissioned on June 8 as ePACT2 takes over

    Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:48

emis healthMarch 2 2016

A vanguard site testing the multispecialty community provider (MCP) model has been demonstrating the input of health technology to link up the six organisations involved.

A key part of the programme is a new extensive care service which supports patients with multiple complex conditions who are at high risk of admission to hospital. Technology is being used to make the service ‘paper-lite’ and practitioners are already saying the system is saving them time, as well as helping better coordinate care.

The Fylde Coast vanguard has brought together Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group, Blackpool CCG, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Council.

“A multidisciplinary team that includes care coordinators, advanced practitioners, wellbeing support workers, pharmacists, consultants and GPs works together to meet both the health and social needs of patients. A significant part of the service is supporting patients in their own homes and helping them to learn more about their conditions so that they can self-manage their health,” said EMIS Health.

Its EMIS Web clinical system is being used to:

  • generate data to help identify the top 5% of patients at risk of hospital admission;
  • deliver secure, shared access to patients’ medical records – enabling GPs, other community health services, out-of-hours and hospice services to view the MCP team’s community record and vice versa.

Consultant geriatrician Andrew Weatherburn, who leads the extensive care service, commented: “This is a fundamentally different way of delivering care to frail elderly people. It focuses on the individual’s needs and cuts across all aspects of health and social need to break the current cycle of what is often perceived as fragmented and reactive care.

“EMIS Web is allowing us to provide more integrated care for our patients and make better-informed decisions. Having access to all the information in one place saves us valuable time too. Patients were telling us that their care was not coordinated and that they often had to repeat their story to different carers. EMIS Web is helping us to stop that happening.”

NHS Clinical Commissioner, the NHS Confederation and the Local Government Association are also working together to disseminate findings from the vanguard programme. Last week they published series of resources summarising the work of the 50 vanguard sites.

A new animation and suite of factsheets explore the five types of care models the vanguards:

  • acute care collaboration vanguard sites – linking local hospitals together to improve their clinical and financial viability.
  • urgent and emergency care – new approaches to improve the coordination of services and reduce pressure on A&E departments.
  • enhanced health in care homes – offering older people better, joined up health, care and rehabilitation services.
  • multi-specialty community providers – moving specialist care out of hospitals into the community.
  • integrated primary and acute care systems – joining up GP, hospital, community and mental health services.

Links:

EMIS Health announcement

NHSCC announcement

NHS Confederation announcement

NHS Vanguard Factsheets on NHS Providers

Management News

July 27 2018 Adolescent boys will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.
July 20 2018 Doctors are being reminded to ensure that any patient or other records which may be relevant to the UK Infected Blood Inquiry are not destroyed. Earlier this month, the Inquiry’s Chair, Sir...