CareCentric ICP is specifically designed to allow multi-disciplinary teams to develop and deliver Integrated Care Plans for vulnerable patients. The aim is to help care services provide more effective and timely care, and to keep patients healthy and out of hospital.
Some sites are using this to focus on generic patient sets such as patients at risk of hospitalisation whilst others focus on specific conditions such as diabetes.
The integrated care plan gives authorised professionals immediate, on-the-spot access to the records of patients identified as being at risk of unscheduled or unplanned care. The plan is updated in real time, and so provides a single up-to-date record which can be shared across a whole health community.
The use of integrated care plans brings tangible benefits, particularly in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. ICPs help health and social care teams work together to provide responsive, integrated services. However, ICPs can also help the patient feel independent, in control of their lives and able to plan to prevent further deterioration in their health and social care. They encourage a ‘whole person’ view of the individual, whatever the complexity of their needs.