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Yeovil Hospital connects to Dorset Care Record

Yeovil Hospital for the first time is now able to view data from the Dorset Care Record, the platform used to share key patient information across providers.

The hospital typically takes 30% of emergency patients from across Dorset CCG, and now can view GP records and other datasets for these patients.

Paul Foster, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Yeovil Hospital “Being located so close to the Dorset border means, inevitably, a large number of patients come from outside of Somerset.”

“This can create challenges so it is great to be able to overcome these and provide a more enhanced, joined-up approach with our Dorset healthcare colleagues, with the patients’ needs at the centre of all we do.”

The work was fast tracked due to the current pandemic to ensure staff have access to the infroamiton they need instantly.

Last month 7,854 records were viewed by over 1,500 healthcare professionals. Currently 7 different IT systems feed information into the record providing access when needed to one million records.

The platform is currently providing the below data:

Peter Gill, Dorset Care Record Senior Responsible Officer and Director of Informatics at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals, said “I am delighted we have been able to ensure that the Dorset Care Record is now available to Emergency Department and other key clinicians at Yeovil Hospital.”

“It is vital that staff have the most up to date patient records when tackling coronavirus cases. By having the Dorset Care Record, it provides staff with additional patient information – data really does save lives.”

“I’d like to thank Yeovil Hospital and our global healthcare provider Orion Health for turning this around so quickly.”