Digitalhealth.net have published a report on shared health records, visiting pioneers of information and record sharing, and examining how they are beginning to use shared records to change how they interact with patients.
PIF’s recent research for our 2017 guide to personal health records found that very few patients are currently able to view a comprehensive picture of their health records online. And, at a recent focus group for our perfect patient information journey project, this issue was identified by patients with long term conditions as a challenge to them having access to all the information they need to manage their health.
The report discusses governance challenges and sharing records at scale.The benefits considered within the report including time saving and the potential to reduce A&E visits.
It shares the experience of a number of shared record initiatives, including Bristol’s ‘Connecting Care’ programme, where about 2,500 users share records across GP surgeries, three acute trusts, community providers, mental health and adult social care via a single portal.
You can read the full report on Digitalhealth.net.