Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS chooses shared care record provider

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS) has selected the healthcare technology company Orion Health to be its shared care record provider.

The ICS has signed an eight-year deal to secure the long-term project, which will see a record developed for use across eight organisations and all of the area’s GP practices.

The eight organisations involved in the plans are: Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group; Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust; Cambridgeshire Community Services; Cambridgeshire County Council; North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust; Peterborough City Council; and Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

It’s expected that the first phase of the project will launch in the spring of 2022, with a second phase set to follow later that year.

The shared care record will take data feeds from the IT systems used by the health and social care providers to create a ‘single, holistic view’ of  a patient’s medical and care information. The ICS will also have the latest Orion Health portal, enabling it to use dashboards to share information swiftly.

It’s hoped that introducing a shared care record will mean patients spend less time repeating their details to different services, and that it will also support clinicians to provide ‘more efficient, co-ordinated health and care services’.

Andrew Raynes, Director of Digital and Chief Information Officer at The Royal Papworth NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS Digital Enabling Group, said: “We have had really good engagement with our community across hospital, mental health, and community trusts, along with primary and social care, to help us take this project forward.

“A shared care record helps to join up services and saves time for both patients and health care staff. It’s been a cornerstone for us as a system and we’re delighted to be moving ahead with the next step in creating something that best serves our patients across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.”

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