Congratulations to Grant Oliver, who has won the prestigious Special Recognition Award at the Public Sector Paperless Awards in his role as IT Project Manager, Richmond GP Alliance (RGPA). They nominated Grant for his "tireless contribution to the transformation of digital practice in Richmond". They are the first organisation to deliver an end-to-end interoperability solution that benefits the local community.
The RGPA use Vision's interoperable patient record and appointment sharing solutions to give GPs working at their extended appointment hubs read and write access to every local patient's record, irrespective of whether the patient is registered at a practice that uses a Vision or EMIS system.
Sharing electronic patient records and appointment details across the federation has made it possible to:
- increase overall primary care capacity
- enhance access to primary care giving patients access to General Practice 08:00 - 20:00hrs, 7 days a week
- enable GPs working in hubs access to patient records and to be able to update the records, ensuring greater continuity of care
- enable closer working with community pharmacy, enabling them access to appointments at the hub and therefore incorporating them more fully into the acute care system as a provider of and gateway to other services.
Smarter. Faster. Better.
GPs at the RGPA extended appointment hubs use Vision Anywhere during consultations to view and add to the shared records. This modern and innovative app for Windows, iOS and Android is perfect for shared care encounters. Features such as Smart Search, which allows GPs to find any patient across the federation in a single search, are helping them to work quickly and effectively.
“This award is a result of the great team effort and recognises the enthusiasm of the GPs in RGPA. Vision have provided an innovative solution that delivers end-to-end interoperability. It has provided considerable benefits for patients and significantly reduced the volume of paper flowing through the system, making patient care quicker and safer.”