Traditional primary care services are reactive. A patient feels ill or experiences symptoms that cause them to visit their GP. During the patient consultation, the GP may make a diagnosis, request tests or refer to a specialist. We accept this approach to healthcare, but with the pressures facing the NHS, we should be looking for alternatives.
The new models of care in Scotland introduce collaborative care and multidisciplinary teams. A more extensive range of healthcare professionals will assess and treat patients. For safe and effective care, the whole team must use one set of electronic medical records.
During a recent planned procurement review, 83 GP practices in Wales have chosen to move from EMIS Web to Vision. This extensive system migration will increase Vision's Welsh market share to 73.3 per cent.
The GDPR includes a right for an individual to have personal data erased. How does the new legislation sit alongside NHS data retention guidelines for general practice?
We're heading towards a perfect storm. We're living longer, which means more of us live with at least one long-term condition. We're putting more demand on NHS services, but the NHS is under increasing pressure, and there is a shortage of GPs. The situation is not sustainable. Something has to change, and we must reimagine general practice.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. It offers protection and transparency around how organisations use personal data. How does this work within the context of healthcare? Do you need patient consent before you share medical records?
This summer we'll celebrate Vision Anywhere's third birthday. It started out as a groundbreaking solution for mobile access to patient records. For the first time, GPs could work with patient records on their phone or tablet during home visits.
Population health is the science of improving healthcare at scale. It's how towns, cities, and CCGs or health boards manage their patients' health at a macro level. As well as improving outcomes, it can help service providers to make better use of resources.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May. It has significant changes to the Data Protection Act it replaces.
GP practices handle some of the most sensitive personal data. Your patients expect you to look after their medical information. The new legislation is complicated, so we're not able to offer you legal advice on GDPR. To save you time, here's a list of relevant resources that will help you understand the changes.
We live in the information age, where digital data rules our lives. There's no doubt that computerisation and electronic records have transformed healthcare services. But there is a downside. Capturing the data during consultations creates a barrier between doctors and their patients. At Vision, we're using machine learning to transform healthcare software. We want doctors to interact with their patients, not their computers.