7th October 2019
Graphnet Health has been awarded a contract to provide a shared care record in Bath and North East Somerset, as part of an ambitious two-year project to design and deliver integrated community services to 189,000 residents.
The new integrated care record will be used to share information between Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Bath and North East Somerset Community Health and Care Services, Dorothy House Hospice and up to 30 GPs. Each organisation will have access to a single record that can be viewed independently or within patient context from an existing system.
The project is part of Bath and North East Somerset’s Your Care Your Way programme and will focus specifically on improving the quality of care, care co-ordination and patient flow across the area with an emphasis on supporting end of life care.
Graphnet has been commissioned by Virgin Care, the prime provider for coordinating community care and health services across Bath and North East Somerset, following an extensive competitive procurement.
Graphnet’s CareCentric will be used to create a single cross-organisational care plan so care professionals across the community can work together on an individual’s care, helping services to be delivered safely and efficiently, as well as delivering improvements to patient experience and outcomes. Patient confidentiality is paramount and staff will only be able to access the information they need depending on their role.
“We are very pleased to be selected to support the Your Care Your Way programme”, said Graphnet’s CEO Brian Waters. “The CareCentric shared record will underpin the provision of more joined up services across the region and will help professionals guide people through the care system in a timely manner.”
Graphnet’s CareCentric collects and shares vital care information for over 13 million citizens in England. The company is currently celebrating 25 years of integrating health and social care communities.