Primary Care News

South East London CCG procures clinical decision support tool

South East London CCG has awarded a £500,000 contract to Ardens Health Informatics, to implement its clinical decision support tool.

The system in being introduced to support clinical teams with “immediate and easy access to relevant diagnostic, treatment and referral resources” and will integrate with the EMIS Web clinical system used across the area.

One of the requirements of the solution is to provide a “clear and logical format to support the clinician during their workflows” and to “support improved decision making to occur effectively and efficiently at the point of patient contact.”

The CCG said the system will also help to standardise processes across GP practices and Primary Care Networks, based upon national and local policy and objectives.

In other health tech news at the CCG, its recently introduced a digital platform to support people experiencing anxiety and depression in the area.

Qwell, delivered by Kooth, has been made available to anyone over 26 in the area, providing a free anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing service.

Adults can receive free counselling sessions from qualified counsellors via the online chat-based platform. Chats can either be accessed through a drop-in service or pre-booked sessions from any connected device.