17th September 2015
The Manchester Care Record, a city-wide shared care record system built using Graphnet’s CareCentric software, is a finalist in an HSJ award for enhancing care by sharing data and information.
The Manchester project is designed to help multi-disciplinary teams work together to protect the city’s most vulnerable people – those with multiple health and social care needs. By sharing information, care providers across the city are able to work together on integrated pathways, providing timely care in the best setting, in accordance with patients’ wishes, with a view to dramatically improving outcomes.
Early evaluation of the project shows a significant reduction in secondary care activity for people identified as being at high, or very high, risk of hospital admission.
The new care record has been live city-wide since February 2015 and it already manages complex care plans for over 6,000 people.
The project involves 3 CCGs, 3 acute Trusts, 90 GP practices and the City Council’s social services department. Mental health records will go live next month.
The winner of the HSJ Award, Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information, will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 18th November.