My Care Record launches in Suffolk to bring together NHS services
Medical patients will benefit from a joined up records system, which is set to go live in Suffolk.
The £230,000 scheme is based on sharing an individual's data - and healthcare chiefs say it has potential to speed up waiting times and prevent mistakes.
The introduction of My Care Record, as the project is called, has put 75 per cent of Suffolk's one million patients on the system. Where individuals once had to opt-in for data sharing, they must now opt-out. Dr John Oates, of East Suffolk CCG, has backed the scheme.
He said: “If an ambulance and a GP share information in real time for example, you can start to make operational changes around a patient to support them, and you can see how that will make a difference to the quality of care. We are seeing the services as one."
More by this authorJason Noble, Local Democracy Reporter