In January 2019, the NHS published three documents that together formed the basis of its most significant commitment to General Practice in many years. The common theme within these publications (the NHS Long-Term Plan; the GP Contract Reform Five-Year Framework; and the GP Partnership Review) is the Primary Care Network.
The law of unforeseen consequences is ever-present. Especially when two great ideas clash.
Take for instance Population Health Management (a great idea that relies on profiling, marketing new services and great communication with patients) and privacy and data legislation (a great idea that prevents automated profiling and electronic marketing without explicit consent).
Cegedim UK announces the brand merger of BlueBay Medical Systems and Vision (In Practice Systems Ltd), following the acquisition of BlueBay Medical by Cegedim UK in 2017. For the last two years, BlueBay and Vision have shared their technology, resources and expertise to support GP practices, CCGs and Health Boards. As of the 1st of January 2019, the brands have come together under the Vision banner to inspire more ubiquity, with the aim of improving the patient experience.
Utilising Primary Care data to both inform patient pathways across a range of disease areas, and to understand local health economies, is key to transforming the delivery of care. As a forum for collaborative discussion on the power of data, The Health Improvement Network (THIN) has recognised this. This is an exciting solution for the UK healthcare landscape enabling advancements in patient care and outcomes by assisting leading healthcare technology companies, authorities, academics and research organisations with research analysis.
Some PCNs are wanting practices to use one primary care software system, others are realising that may be the wrong approach.
You know the problem. You’ve asked all your practices to file reports but, despite having a template, they all manage to put the codes down slightly differently and create hours of work.
If you are a CCG trying to harmonise the reporting of your practices and think a digital solution isn’t possible because your surgeries are using different software systems, Vision has the answer.
For a decade the GP market for information technology in England has been dominated by a few suppliers – the new contract aims to change this position.
At Vision, we welcome the move by NHS England to replace the GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) buying framework with GP IT Futures, and we are prepared to deliver.
Discovering a product has an application for a sector you never knew existed creates a frisson of excitement when your job is business development.
I am currently selling Vision Community patient record systems into primary care but I never thought it would be useful for the pharmaceutical sector until we were approached by Wren Healthcare.
Vision gets asked to sponsor lots of events, but we’re picky. It is important to us that we move the primary healthcare agenda on and provide practical support and help the NHS to improve. That’s why we’ve decided to exhibit at the Towards Population Health Systems: What Next? at the King’s Fund on April 30th.
The move toward population health management is reinforced by commitments set out in the NHS long-term plan, but how should health systems respond?