Securely centring patient data around the individual rather than the care venue or clinician is at the heart of what we do, ensuring that the information is available to the right people at the right time. As well as providing doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical personnel with your data, it’s also available to the most important person in the equation – you. Through our Patient Portal, you can check the information you need so you can take a proactive part in looking after your health.
Jag Grewal from the population health team outlines challenges faced by the NHS and how population health management can provide the solutions they need. The NHS Five Year Forward View sets out clear plans to pursue the ‘triple aim’ – improved health and wellbeing, transformed quality of care delivery, and sustainable finances – and advocates that health and care services be planned around populations rather than around individual institutions.
“We’re in a position now where our patients are much, much happier; our friends and family tests have improved since we introduced this new system.”
— Gerry O’Sullivan, chief medical information officer, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Hospital needed to save time and resources, but still needed to thoroughly document the care they provided. Working with Cerner, it was clear that observation and recording was one area to target.
Yes and no. While organisations will store information on their computers, that’s just for their reference – if another organisation needs to see your records, they need to ask for the data to be sent over, which takes time. An EHR differs by having greater connectivity, meaning that other health providers with the proper permissions can access it, rather than just the ones where you received treatment.
It’s very safe, both physically and electronically. You can read more about how seriously we take data security in our dedicated section, Your information security.
It replaces a lot of the admin tasks that take time when you visit or call a healthcare facility. Via the Portal, you can fill in registration forms, view and download parts of your health record, and communicate with your healthcare provider about appointments, prescriptions and more.
We know how much people like to keep track of their fitness, so we work with providers of wearable tech to make sure their hardware works with our solutions.
Find out more about how citizen engagement through our Patient Portal can make you an active member of your care team.
See how we want to support people move from reactive care to proactive health.
At Cerner, we’re committed to protecting your personal health data.