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My Care Record will help deliver better co-ordinated care

People in west Hertfordshire are benefiting from better, joined-up care thanks to a new programme which gives health and care professionals the ability to view medical records during treatment.

Health and care professionals need to access information in order to make the best decisions about a patient’s diagnosis and treatment. My Care Record will help this to happen more quickly and accurately.

My Care Record does not share a patients’ record, but provides trained professionals access to view information relevant to their care and treatment.

Initially, My Care Record will be available at selected departments in Watford General Hospital.

Dr Jon Hykin, Herts Valleys CCG Chief Clinical Information Officer, said:

“As part of the ‘Your Care, Your Future’ programme, people in west Hertfordshire  told us they wanted to see better joined-up care.  Since then, we have made good progress in bringing together health and care services in order to improve the experience of patients.

“Our next step is to ensure that health and care professionals directly involved in a person’s care have access to the most up-to-date information about them. This will help ensure professionals have more time to spend on clinical care and reduce the repetition and paperwork.”

Patients can opt out through their GP surgery if they do not want to make their information available.

For further information, please go to www.mycarerecord.org.uk.

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