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Isle of Man goes live island-wide

8th August 2012

Graphnet Health has developed and implemented an Emergency Care Record for the Isle of Man Government’s Department of Health. A portal based solution and based on Graphnet’s CareCentric software, it is designed to ‘unite communities and share care’.

The Manx Emergency Care Record (MECR) provides key patient information in the event of a Manx resident requiring emergency treatment or unscheduled care out of hours. The care record can be promptly accessed by approved health and social care staff, improving the quality and safety of patient care.

The MECR project unites the island’s GP systems with the FHSA (Family Health Services Authority), the NHAIS system (value-added products and services) and the Patient Administration System at Noble’s Hospital, the island’s acute facility. The direct linking of the island’s GP Practices into the MECR ensures medication, both acute and repeats, and allergy information, are easily accessible.

The Graphnet portal eases the challenges the IoM faced as healthcare staff tried to remember an array of different passwords. By accumulating all information within one single portal, accessed with by one password, Graphnet has helped overcome these problems by simplifying the process whilst improving quality in patient care, and supporting IOM Health strategy of ‘One Patient– One Record.’

During the project Graphnet worked closely with Manx Government’s Department of Economic Development’s Information Systems Division (ISD), which is responsible for more than just the core technology. ISD plays an integral role in driving the Isle of Man Government’s technology strategy and designs, runs and maintains the Manx Government’s Dual Date Centre IT network environment in which the majority of Government Departments IT systems are hosted.

Due to the hosting arrangements the Manx Government has very rigorous governance arrangements and Graphnet provided bespoke technical advice to the IoM Government team who installed the software.