February 05, 2021

Integrated care record transforms connected healthcare with Core

Black Pear’s Core Care Record is being rolled out across Somerset to give every service a clear, integrated view of their patients’ live information. Our technology was chosen for the Somerset Integrated Digital e-Record (SIDeR) which lets health and care teams easily get what they need no matter where they are.

From hospices, hospitals, and GP practices to NHS 111, Social Care and Out of Hours, any authorised user can instantly view their patient’s health and care information. They get a snapshot of the patient’s GP record live from EMIS Web as well as other appropriate health and care information tailored to their role. It lets them view relevant data from injuries, medications and allergens, to crucial alerts such as a patient being at risk or the fact they require a translator. And if they are treating an end of life patient they can create, view and update their end of life plan from within their record.

SIDeR is live in roughly half the county with Yeovil Hospital and St Margaret’s Hospice as well as several GP practices already sharing records. It means their associated community and mental health teams can access their patients’ information wherever and whenever they need it. Nearly 400 users across ten different organisations have used SIDeR to view records on over 2,250 patients since we started rolling out last November. And we are set to connect the rest of Somerset in the coming months with Somerset Foundation Trust and the County Council going live from Spring.

Jenny Buckley, Black Pear Project Manager for SIDeR, said:

“It’s great to see how many users are already looking up patients. They can see all the times the patient has visited a GP or had contact with other services before. They can see the build up right to the moment of admission. It gives them all sorts of relevant information they might not have seen before. Although Yeovil Hospital, St Margaret’s Hospice and Somerset GP Practices are the only ones sharing information at the moment, the other organisations can view records, and we can see they have already done so.”

Core Care Record harnesses HL7 FHIR® to let services streamline all their existing information and share it with each other – rather than creating a unified dataset from scratch. This massively cuts the infrastructure and time needed to connect disparate record based systems while empowering local clinicians to do what they want with their information.

We already used this technology to connect all of Somerset to our end-of-life Core Care Plan. This formed the SIDeR Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System (EPaCCS) which went live in 2019 and has been used to create over 2,600 records. Now we have a series of new, important care plans set to join them. GPs and other health and care professionals will be able to create the interactive care plans in under 60 seconds using guided workflows and easy-to-use forms. Relevant users such as district nurses, out-of-hours services and emergency departments can then access a snapshot of live information tailored to their role in SIDeR. It means every service the patient needs is working off the same, live plan.

Take a look at how SIDeR works…

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