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Swindon and Wiltshire sign contract for new integrated care record

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CareCentric will allow patient data to be stored digitally

Residents and care professionals across Swindon and Wiltshire are set to have a new digital integrated care record to join up care across the region.

Following a procurement process, the local clinical commissioning group has awarded the contract to Graphnet to deliver its CareCentric shared record software. 

CareCentric is already consolidating care records in neighbouring Bath and North East Somerset and this care record will be widened to include the organisations and populations of the Swindon and Wiltshire localities.

The clinical commissioning groups merged in April 2020 to form the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG. When the deployment is complete the shared record will serve a population of 934,000.

Jason Young, assistant director of digital transformation at Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG, said: “Health and care professionals who work across the BSW area will soon have easier access to the information they need to care for those who use our services.

“This will support improvements to care and help our services be as efficient as possible.”

The shared record solution will facilitate the sharing of health and social care records between care professionals.

Staff working at different health and care organisations involved in an individual’s care will be able to use the new integrated record to securely access relevant information about that individual from within their local system using single sign-on.

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG will also be adopting Graphnet’s population health platform across its care economy in a bid to understand the region’s current and future health and care needs.

Brian Waters, CEO at Graphnet, said: “We are excited to be supporting BSW CCG on its record sharing journey.

“We are also looking forward to helping the whole of Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire develop its population health agenda and use the information held in the shared record to help plan, manage and improve services for people in the area.”

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