Leeds leads the way on shared records

Taken from DigitalHealth.net, published on 17th September 2015

The Leeds Care Record is live in all but one of the region’s GP practices, as well as in acute, mental health and community providers.

The integrated care initiative has 700 regular users, who can access an individual’s health and social care details held on a secure computer system at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

This information is view only and is taken from existing medical records, such as a GP record or hospital record, that are linked using Healthcare Gateway’s Medical Interoperability Gateway.

It is built upon and powered by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ ppm+ platform and includes details such as medications, allergies, test results and information related to referrals, clinic letters and discharges.

Speaking to Digital Health News Dr Tony Shannon, director of Leeds Care Record, said it has gone “from a standing start to a very comprehensive rollout in the last 18 months.”

In addition to the 106 GP practices where it is live, Shannon said the record is accessible at Leeds hospitals, mental health trusts and to all of its community teams.

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