Interoperable GP systems - the Vision is a reality
The number of trusts using Vision 360 to make key aspects of a patient’s record available to clinicians away from the registered practice is rapidly increasing.
Vision 360 stores real-time copies of patients’ GP records in a secure central hub and makes them available to authorised clinicians and healthcare professionals, either in a web browser or embedded within other healthcare systems. Vision 360 is typically used for patient encounters that take place away from their registered practice such as A&E departments, 111 services and GP federation care centres. It is an interoperable system that can make patient records from Vision and EMIS systems available to the local healthcare team.
This week Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has made ‘lots of positive progress’ with its Integrated Patient Care Record, which uses Vision 360 to make key aspects of primary care records in local GP systems available to its A&E department, directly integrating GP records with its Acute PAS/A&E systems.
Bexley Linked Care also has a project in progress to link practice data using Vision 360. Data from practices using Vision is being seeded into the data hub first followed by practices using EMIS systems.
Allowing existing healthcare systems to work together and share information securely offers a cost effective and practical solution for local healthcare teams. This approach allows patient information to be shared without forcing every GP practice in an area to change from their existing preferred IT system to a single monolithic system, avoiding unnecessary expense and disruption to practices and their patients.
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