General Practice is changing. Official figures show that GP numbers are decreasing, but at the same time workload is increasing. We don't have a magic wand to make these conflicting pressures disappear. However, modern healthcare software can support General Practice as it adapts to new ways of working that depend upon collaboration and using information to improve the nation's health.
Traditional healthcare systems can be complicated and cumbersome. That's why we're building modern software that:
- encourages collaboration between GPs and with other areas of the NHS
- helps the health service to prevent avoidable diseases
- allows clinicians and carers to see patients anywhere, anytime
The process began with Vision Anywhere. It started life as a mobile app for home visits. Now the Windows app is live across many federations where GPs, practice nurses and pharmacists are using it for collaborative care and extended access consultations. This time next year you will be able to use it for every encounter at the GP practice too, with full support for your national services.
Next came the appointments app, which makes it faster than ever to manage and book appointments. Soon you will have a new task management app too. It supersedes Daybook within the practice. You can also communicate and collaborate with people at other organisations. Because it's so easy to use, we expect it will replace a lot of your email conversations and faxes.
Smarter. Faster. Better.
Our design goal is to make this new software smarter, faster and better than the competition. We call it intelligent healthcare - key characteristics include:
- a modern user interface that's clutter-free, so it’s nimble and straightforward
- anywhere, anytime access to patient records and collaborative tools
- an excellent experience for end-users and patients
- built from the outset for shared care and collaborative primary care
The end result is software that improves efficiency and releases time for care.
Collaboration and working at scale
GP practices are working together in clusters, federations and other networks. The common goal is to offer sustainable, high-quality services that are easy to access.
Sharing patient records can enhance or even enable collaborative healthcare services. We're talking about sharing the most sensitive personal information. How do you make sure you're only sharing what you need to, and only with the people who need to see it? Read the blog to discover the secret of sharing.
Population-level healthcare is a modern approach to improving patient health at scale. Analysing health data allows service providers and commissioners to combat local health challenges. How does it work? Read our beginners guide to population-level healthcare to find out.
Take a look at the future
It's not just General Practice that's changing. Vision is too.
We'd love the opportunity to share our enthusiasm and show you what the future of Vision holds. Let us know you're interested and we'll get in touch.