Care record scheme is recognised with award

Eric and Maureen Chivers from Emsworth. Eric is heaping praise on the NHS for the superb teatment he recieved when he was in hospital with a serious illness     'Picture: Ian Hargreaves

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A HAMPSHIRE system allowing patient records to be shared with different health trusts has been recognised nationally.

The Hampshire Health Record has been highly commended at the E-Health Insider national awards.

It was runner-up in the Best Use of IT to Support Integrated Healthcare Services category.

The electronic health and social care record is used in GP practices, hospitals and ambulance services, to track and share patient records so a person can get quicker treatment.

HHR chief clinical information officer Dr Amir Mehrkar said: ‘The HHR record allows care professionals to view a patient’s health and social care journey, such as care encounters, GP diagnoses, blood test results, current medication, allergies and so on.

‘Good information at the point of care inevitably speeds up decision-making, but also improves the quality of care received, such as reducing unnecessary tests, whilst ensuring that the most appropriate treatments are offered.’