A patient presents after spending an afternoon in the Accident and Emergency ward of a hospital 75 miles away in another trust following a SCUBA diving incident. He wasn’t given any medication or discharge paperwork but is still concerned about after effects.
In many cases there will be no immediate means of gaining access to the A&E records from another Trust a significant distance away. If there seem to be lasting effects, the best option may be to send him to the local hospital for a repeat of the tests conducted two days before.
x-tention offers cloud-based, pay as you use software that exchanges data between any medical system, as long as is granted access to it.
A find more information button added to the screen of your existing patient record system will initiate a search of connected systems for that patient’s identifier and retrieve the appropriate record, allowing an informed diagnosis to be made:
We call this information liquidity
Technically, it can be achieved very quickly. However, we must consider information governance as this is the vital governing process that ensures patient confidentiality and prevents unauthorised individuals or organisations accessing the patient record:
From a technical perspective, this means:
From a contractual perspective:
This is a Department of Health and Social Care objective so the political will is present, we are keen to work with you to make it a reality.
The earlier we start, the quicker we will have an interconnected healthcare system.
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