Clinical and system leaders from Greater Manchester share their experiences of rapidly deploying a city region wide digital care record to 2.8m citizens in response to the pandemic, the benefits they have realised in their first year, and their future development plans in using the data for wider population health and more person-centred care.
The GM Care Record is a partnership between the GM Health and Social Care Partnership, the 10 GM localities, Health Innovation Manchester and technology provider Graphnet. Over 500 health and social care organisations provide data into the GM Care Record with 10,500 care professionals using it every month. It is a key enabler for integrating health and social care services and involving patients in shaping their own care pathways, for example on the Covid Oximetry @Home progamme, MyMaternityCare app and Heart Failure Care Plans.
As well as improving direct care, anonymised GM Care Record data is being used for research and planning purposes to gain a greater understanding of population health needs, where resources should be prioritised and the impact of interventions.
Dr Paula Bennett, Associate Director – Clinical Development, Health Innovation Manchester
Guy Lucchi, Digital Innovation Director, Health Innovation Manchester
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