Council to use common Paris system with Isle of Wight NHS Trust to support local vision for integrated health and social care services
Civica has extended an existing partnership with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust for its Paris Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system to include adult social care services.
The Isle of Wight Council will use the same system as the Isle of Wight NHS Trust to help deliver more integrated health and social care for the Island’s population of over 145,000 people.
The two organisations have been working closely together in moving towards integration of care services in line with their five-year vision.
The Paris EPR application has been specifically designed as an integrated health and social care system and Civica is supporting an increasing number of local authority and health service partners to work together seamlessly to enhance the provision and management of community care.
The opportunity for an integrated system between NHS Isle of Wight and the Isle of Wight Council will enable professionals to view which services clients are receiving, making a client-centric electronic record
Katie Gray, executive director for transformation at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said: “The opportunity for an integrated system between NHS Isle of Wight and the Isle of Wight Council will enable professionals to view which services clients are receiving, making a client-centric electronic record. Clients will benefit from one single point of access and collection of demographics and client history will only need to be taken once.”
Irene Woodford, ICT client link development manager at Isle of Wight Council, added: “The project forms part of a wider programme of work around integration of adult social care and health services. It is the ideal solution to achieve the vision of person-centred, co-ordinated health and social care. Initial focus will be on implementing the requirements around the Care Act with further projects around information sharing and integration.”
Paris will be used by 150-plus social care and back office support staff.
Ultimately, both the council and the NHS trust will be looking to implement mobile working in order to further improve the quality of care whilst making savings through operational efficiencies.
David Roots, managing director of health and social care at Civica, said: “The improvement of outcomes for patients and clients is a key objective for the trust and council alike. Integration is an essential component of service transformation in the face of increased demand and severe financial pressures. We are committed to working with social care and health care teams to help them achieve their ambitious visions.”