South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust extend patient data sharing
To enhance patient care, MEDITECH customer South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust recently expanded patient data sharing, enabling providers access to healthcare records from other parts of the region. It is the third trust to begin sharing data through the Great North Care Record.
“Data sharing is integral to achieving the next level of healthcare,” said MEDITECH International Sales Executive Director Gina Kerley. “We congratulate South Tyneside and Sunderland in taking this important step to share care records for the benefit of patients.”
The Great North Care Record enables health and care providers access to patient records available on the Health Information Exchange. Now, as patients move between health and social care providers throughout the region, the trust will be able to access important data, including medical history, diagnoses, laboratory results, care plans, allergies, and more.
“We are pleased to now be able to share patient information on the Great North Care Record,” said Dr. Kevin Joisce, CCIO, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. “Shared patient data means more informed, safer patient care.”
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust join The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust; and several community providers who are already live with the Great North Care Record. Additional organisations are scheduled to connect by early 2021.
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has a staff of 8,000 that provide acute hospital and community-based healthcare services to a population of 430,000.