Patients Know Best​ and ​Somerset Cancer Register​ integration to go live in March

Patients Know Best​ has partnered with the ​Somerset Cancer Register​ to support remote monitoring and access to data for cancer patients.

NHS teams and their cancer patients will, from March, be able to use the patient portal to access to their digital health record through PKB and the NHS App.

The Somerset Cancer Register, a cancer-specific electronic patient record, integrates with the patient portal technology to make test results, radiology reports and diagnosis information available. A patient also has the ability to record their own observations, write journal entries and access a library of resources to support self-care. The features also include electronic Holistic Needs Assessment (eHNA), correspondence and activity scheduled.

David Shannon, Director of Strategic Development & Improvement​, said: ​“Cancer pathways are complex and by having a single record, accessed through the NHS App, really starts to enable the patient to take control of their condition.

“We are really excited about the opportunities this will present for patients’ care enabling them to have a healthcare record that is easy to use and will travel across organisational boundaries.”

Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO and Founder of Patients Know Best, added: “Disease-centric portals are not patient-centric. They don’t account for the fact that a patient may have other underlying or unrelated conditions or symptoms, which require a more holistic approach to health and care.

“The Somerset Cancer Register is an example of an organisation that is pioneering stratified follow-up whilst equally placing importance on the patient’s wider health and care needs. We’re extremely proud to partner with SCR in their mission to offer patients and clinicians leading-edge solutions for holistically managing cancer care.”

The company said the PKB – NHS App integration makes it easier and more convenient for patients to access their complete dataset from within the NHS App interface.

The partnership is expected to go live with its first joint customers from March 2021.