Creating standards for health and social care records

Care record standards exist to improve the safety and quality of health and social care. They ensure that the right information is recorded correctly and can be accessed easily. 

Major extension of shared care record standard published for five community settings

Health and care professionals need access to accurate, up-to-date information about the people in their care. IT systems don’t always allow information sharing between professionals working in pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, ambulance and community services.

PRSB was commissioned to help accelerate information sharing in these settings by validating the use of PRSB’s core information standard and assessing whether GP records could be used to speed up access to the right information. 

Orion Health first to become conformant against the Core Information Standard

Orion Health has been awarded the PRSB Quality Mark for conformance with the Core Information Standard – the first supplier to achieve this watershed on the journey to interoperable shared care records. 

This achievement means professionals with access to shared care records will have critical information for care at their fingertips and people won’t have to repeat their story to each professional they encounter during their care and treatment.

Using standards to optimise personal health technologies

Mobile health has revolutionised healthcare and self-management, providing health data within a short space of time, or even in real time.

Speaking at the HETT Show 2022, Dr Iain Cranston, Professional Lead for PRSB’s diabetes standards, said “In the last 5 – 10 years, we have seen a paradigm shift in the management of diabetes, with over 80% of people now using monitoring devices.”

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