On Tuesday 17 April, NHS Cumbria presents Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Interoperability but Were Too Afraid to Ask.
Free to attend for NHS employees, this interactive and educational day - held at the Rheged Centre (Redhills, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ) - will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear leading and influential figures from the NHS discuss the ways that they are using the latest interoperable technologies to realise the benefits of truly integrated care.
In 2011 NHS Cumbria began a project with Healthcare Gateway to enable information-sharing among four different clinical systems: INPS and EMIS GP systems; Advanced Health & Care's out of hours system Adastra, and Ascribe's Symphony system, used by A&E departments. It was the first time in urgent care that a 'shared record' with information on the patient's recent history, medication and test results from two GP systems could be accessed in this way.
Ultimately, all clinicians across Cumbria will be able to view if needed and with patient consent the GP records of over 500,000 patients.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Interoperability but Were Too Afraid to Ask will examine the way NHS Cumbria has achieved interoperable care and the benefits this has brought as well as gaining hints and tips on how to implement your own interoperability project.
"We are convinced that record-sharing in this way is clinically the right thing to do. Access to a 'shared record' allows for much more accurate risk management by clinicians."
Dr William Lumb, Clinical Informatics Lead.
- The purpose of this clinically-led event will be to:
demonstrate that ICT can truly transform clinical outcomes
- inform critical thinking regarding the future
- provide a constructive forum to challenge ICT strategy both current and future
- exchange information
- develop a mutual support network
- provide practical demonstrations of tools and approaches that are transferable and scalable.
The emphasis will be on supporting the NHS to get the best from innovative ICT, ensuring that clinicians are well equipped to deliver safer and improved care through interoperable data sharing between different existing healthcare systems.
Who should attend?
- NHS Commissioners
- Healthcare Providers
- NHS staff involved in the design or provision of integrated care services
- NHS Informatics Managers
- Senior Clinicians - Lead Consultants, Nurses, GPs and Senior Community Clinical Staff
- All those interested in the use of ICT as an agent for change in the NHS.
Running alongside our exciting programme of events, the exhibition area will present excellent first opportunities to network with innovative technology suppliers including:
- Healthcare Gateway
- PCTi Solutions
- Plain Healthcare
- Welch Allyn
Don't miss out
Places are limited to four per organisation, to register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Look out for the agenda coming soon. This event is held in conjunction with INPS, EMIS and Healthcare Gateway