Care homes are delivering safe, proactive, personalised care through the sharing of electronic medical records using the new SystmOne Care Homes module.
With 20% of people over the age of 85 permanently residing in care homes1, there is an increasing need to provide support for the elderly. Donisthorpe Hall Care Home, one of the largest in Yorkshire, has been viewing the electronic medical records of residents to provide the highest levels of care and support. The electronic medical record contains data from other services caring for the person, including GP practices and urgent care providers, enabling them to coordinate care across the whole health system.
In addition, staff in care homes often need to act on behalf of residents. The use of SystmOne is enabling these staff to make those decisions based on accurate and up to date information.
Donisthorpe Hall has been working with close support from local GP practices and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on the deployment of SystmOne Care Homes. The project will help address the national issues surrounding elderly care as well as the new enhanced services requirements around adopting a whole system approach to reduce unplanned hospital admissions.
Nationally, there is a need to provide effective, high quality care to the elderly population. Published this week, the Department of Health’sTransforming Primary Care strategy places emphasis on coordinated, proactive care for those who need it most. Highlighted in this strategy was the innovative project at Donisthorpe Hall around secure information sharing with local providers.
Maria Holdsworth, Registered Manager, Donisthorpe Hall says “We need to bring the issue of elderly care out into the open, there are a lot of homes providing good quality care and continuously improving standards. Through the use of a shared electronic medical record with the local health providers are able to plan the residents care more effectively.”
The full case study, detailing more about how Donisthorpe Hall Care Home are improving elderly care through sharing electronic medical records, can be found here.
The SystmOne Care Home module is currently in pilot with a number of homes in West Yorkshire. Once these pilots are complete, the module will be made available to every care home in the country, free of charge.
Donisthorpe would like to thank TPP for providing this article. To see the original article and to read more about system one and TPP please use this link: http://www.tpp-uk.com/latest-news-stories/providing-safe-personalised-care-for-the-elderly-through-sharing-electronic-medical-records/