Primary Care Informatics Development Service
The Primary Care Informatics Development Service aims to foster excellence and improve patient care through the effective and improved use of Information Management and Technology (IM&T) as consistent with the stated aims of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) Informatics Strategies. This is also a required aim of the authorisation process for CCG's. To help deliver this strategy the service regularly interacts with GP Practices.
GP Practices are supported through the Advancing IM&T Standards and Paperlight programmes to improve and maintain levels of Data Quality. Achieving this accreditation allows Practices to upload to the summary care record.
There are numerous benefits to GP practices and to the Merseyside Health Economy in providing this service, including:
- Patient Care is enhanced and risks to patients minimised through continuous improvement to data quality
- GP Practices are supported with the Paperlight Accreditation and Re-accreditation process and in developing policies and procedures to promote best practice in Data Security and Quality in line with Good Practice Guidelines.
- GP practices are supported, in accordance with GPSoc, in managing a clinical system migration or upgrade.
- GP practices utilise clinical systems more effectively through continuous programmes of training and systems development
- GP time and efficiency is improved through the uptake of clinical system innovations and enhancements
- The Health Economy benefits from the provision of health information through clinical system searches and audit
- All GP practice staff are fully trained in clinical systems through role based training and new starter training packs
- GP practices are given advice and support in developing processes for rollouts of new IM&T functionality.
For further information about our Primary Care Informatics Development Service, please get in touch.