Bradford and Airedale integrated digital care record


The Bradford and Airedale integrated digital care record (IDCR) allows care professionals to access citizens’ information when and where they need it.

The region has a long history of joining up health and care information, enabled by digital technology, having been one of the first areas to work with the SystmOne integrated record. 

The IDCR was developed out of a successful bid for the NHS England Safer Hospital, Safer Wards Technology Fund. SystmOne was chosen as the basis for the IDCR solution because it was already widely used in the area. It is now in place in all 85 GP practices, Airedale Foundation Trust, Bradford District Care Trust (Community and Mental Health), Bradford Council (Adult Social Care), as well as the region’s hospices, supporting seamless information sharing between organisations and along care pathways.

Despite the prevalence of a single system, Bradford and Airedale’s strategy has always been one of interoperability. In September 2017, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust went live with Cerner Millennium as its electronic patient record, with a view to exchanging data with SystmOne via Cerner’s Health Information Exchange. The integration will mean users of Cerner Millennium will see a combined view of data sourced from SystmOne in a tab in the hospital record. Similarly, SystmOne users will be able to see a summary of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust data in their records. 

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