CCG News, Secondary Care

Great North Care Record teams up with Cerner

The Great North Care Record for the North East and North Cumbria has chosen Cerner to connect patient information across the region’s hospitals, mental health services, social care, GPs and community services and ambulance services.

This means all services and their staff will have access to the relevant information at hand, when they need it.

This announcement provides the ‘Information Exchange’ element of the Great North Care Record and work will begin in spring 2019 with the first organisations being fully connected by the autumn.

The Health Information Exchange is one of three modules of the Great North Care Record.   Coming later in the year will be a patient portal and the third and final module being population health management which will support proactively managing the health and wellbeing of our local communities.

Dame Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive of Newcastle Hospitals said “In emergency situations, when time is of essence, making sure that critical information is available to care teams is vital.  Having access to someone’s clinical information helps staff to make well informed care decisions based on each patient’s individual needs.  I am delighted that Newcastle Hospitals has been able to support the region in this major step towards improving care.”

Yvonne Ormston, Chief Executive Officer of North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the Great North Care Record Delivery Board said “This is a significant milestone for the Great North Care Record. It means we are a step closer to providing our health and care professionals with the right information to support them at the point of care.”

“The whole of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System is behind this project. It has been so inspiring to see how the health and care system has come together and agreed this way forward. We are very much looking forward to bringing the benefits of regional integrated care record to the North East and North Cumbria.”