Dumfries and Galloway completes GP data sharing pilot

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has completed a pilot project using the Medical Interoperability Gateway to connect health providers with GP data in the region.

The Health Board is the first in Scotland to roll-out the technology, which provides access to patient data from 31 GP practices, through the Orion patient portal.

Since going live with the project the region has generated ‘40,000 transactions’, providing data views to clinicians around the area when needed. The data is displayed across ‘ten tabs’ showing data from the GP record including a patient summary and demographics, problems, diagnoses, medication, risk and warnings, procedures and investigations, encounters, admissions, and referrals.

Murray Glaister, eHealth Project Manager, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, said: “We knew what concept needed to be applied to help us achieve our digital transformation goals and Healthcare Gateway turned our concept into a reality. The team owned the delivery and moved it forward by liaising with third parties directly, providing a seamless pilot project experience.”

Liam King, Managing Director, Healthcare Gateway, added: “We’re delighted we can now offer our MIG Managed Service to identify, integrate and support data sharing solutions to all the Health Boards across Scotland providing the population with safer, more informed care.

“This project with NHS Dumfries and Galloway has highlighted many quantifiable benefits in time saving, efficiencies and providing a more positive experience for patients and healthcare professionals. We stand by our mission and are committed to improving health and care in Scotland, enhancing the full patient journey by working with our trusted partners to mobilise more data regardless of setting or system.”

The next step of the transformation programme will expand the solution to remote teams including district nurses and community mental health.