£200k to drive shared urgent digital care record across London

The Health Innovation Network (HIN) has won £200,000 in funding to further the roll out of Coordinate My Care across London and to increase the use of the shared urgent digital care record for ambulances, emergency departments and other urgent care services.
The solution provides health and social care professionals with access to patients’ urgent care plan, aimed to provide a patient with greater say over their care and treatment.
Health Innovation Network, one of the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for south London, will fund local clinicians to focus on championing the solution with their peers and clinical colleagues and help to embed CMC in local care pathways and processes.
The care plan is designed to share the most important, up to date clinical information about the patient, including who to contact in an emergency. This information is then shared with all the health and social care professionals involved in treating them, such as 111, out of hours GPs, the London Ambulance Service and hospital emergency departments.
Professor Julia Riley, Founder and Clinical Lead for Coordinate My Care, said: “As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we are hearing that many patients and families are talking about difficult futures, challenging decisions and appropriate treatments. This partnership with the Health Innovation Network means that health care services across the community will be supported to encourage increasing numbers of patients to have a digital CMC record, to ensure their wishes are recorded, to better their outcomes and to support the urgent care services.”
Zoe Lelliott, Chief Executive of the HIN, said: “Helping patients across London to better express their wishes about their care is very important at this time.  We are extremely pleased to have this opportunity to work with Coordinate My Care and our NHS and care system colleagues to not only improve the quality of digital urgent care records but speed up the adoption and spread of this technology.”
“HIN seeks to speed up spread and adoption, so where innovations like digital urgent care records have been shown to be effective, we believe that it’s important to work with our NHS and care colleagues to adopt this technology to better meet patients’ needs.”
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