As the Long-Term plan has outlined a demand for increasingly integrated care there is a push to unify records and make them readily accessible for all care providers within a system. Local health records which might cover GP services, A&E and social care are becoming expected practice for improved patient experiences.
Managing local health economies requires the sharing of information across organisational and geographic boundaries and this award is designed to highlight these important initiatives. Data and information on populations and the resources applied is often inaccessible by care providers which creates bureaucracy for service users and barriers to integration. This is where partners can play their part.
Whether through managing the underlying infrastructure, wholesale technological change or creating and applying new platforms for sharing patient records; private sector partners will have the tools and experience to make improvements.
- Entrants are technology providers working in partnership with NHS organisations, to deliver improved information sharing mechanisms at a PCN, ICS, STP or wider level
- Evidence will be related to ongoing or completed projects with a system from the past 2 years