My Care Record will help deliver better co-ordinated care
People in west Essex will benefit from better, joined-up care thanks to a new programme which gives health and care professionals the ability to view medical records during treatment.
Health and care professionals need to access information in order to make the best decisions about a patient’s diagnosis and treatment. My Care Record will help this to happen more quickly and accurately. Before viewing the record, patients will be asked for their permission by the professional treating them.
My Care Record does not share information, but provides health and care professionals, with permission, access to view information. An example could include allowing a hospital doctor to see a person’s previous medical treatment or conditions in order to treat them appropriately.
A microsite – www.mycarerecord.org.uk - with frequently asked questions has been created for people to find out more.
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