Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust connects to urgent care plan system

InterSystems said that Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust successfully connected to the Coordinate My Care (CMC).

CMC is a clinical service providing digital, personalised urgent care plans. Hillingdon care providers are now automatically alerted at the point of care, via the Trust´s mobile digital care record, if a patient has a CMC urgent care plan in place, and can treat accordingly.

CMC manages over 25,000 individual care plans for patients receiving urgent and palliative care in the greater London area.

The CMC service, which is hosted by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and built on the InterSystems HealthShare® health informatics and interoperability platform, ensures that patients´ personally approved care plans are shared with general practitioners (GPs), community nurses, community palliative care teams, hospitals, hospices, social workers, London Ambulance Service, NHS 111 and care homes. CMC´s aim is to ensure that all the healthcare professional teams involved in a patient´s care are connected 24/7.

Development time for the new auto lookup was minimized since both CMC and the Trust already use InterSystems technology, enabling the Trust to go live within just a few weeks. J2 Interactive, a healthcare technology consultancy and an InterSystems partner since 2003, supported the rapid implementation.

CMC ha been included in the mobile digital care record, and it will now ensure that clinicians have more complete patient information in real time, in any care setting. If a CMC care plan is in place, an alert appears on the patient banner giving the clinician access to the plan, thereby ensuring patients´ care plan goals are met.

Coordinate My Care, established in 2012, is a shared clinical service that allows healthcare professionals to record patients´ wishes and ensures their personalised urgent care plans are available to all those who care for them.

InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 100 countries.