The primary unbiased large-scale procurement of a Private Well being Document (PHR) system overlaying London has awarded most popular provider standing to Sufferers Know Finest (PKB).
London grew to become the primary to make use of the Well being System Help Framework (HSSF) established by NHS England to run a regional PHR procurement and was supported by the NHS London Procurement Partnership.
The procurement builds on the achievements of the Care Data Change (CIE) which can be offered by PKB and serves greater than 100,000 residents dwelling in North West London. Preliminary funding for the programme was offered by the Imperial Well being Charity.
On account of the procurement, a brand new three-year contract has been signed between North West London and PKB.
Different London areas can enter into their very own contract negotiations to affix the PKB community to alternate medical info with sufferers and professionals to rework the way in which sufferers work together with their well being and care companies.
Talking to Digital Well being Information Kevin Jarrold, joint chief info officer of North West London Well being and Care Partnership, Imperial Faculty Healthcare NHS Belief and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Basis Belief, mentioned that because the begin of the CIE there has at all times been a need to provide sufferers extra entry to their well being information.
“Once we initially did the [CIE] implementation, what we had is a small variety of customers who’re getting very excessive ranges of profit from it,” he mentioned.
“Then in the midst of final 12 months we had arrived at a degree the place we had been having to return to the market and do a re-procurement so we had a dialogue at a London degree and spoke with the opposite 4 ICSs who then joined that course of and took part in it.”
Jarrold provides that the procurement means London ICSs have the pliability to “benefit from the contract at a time limit that works for them, in the event that they select to take action.”
From a North West London perspective, Jarrold mentioned the contract with PKB will open up some new alternatives.
“From our perspective in North West London, as a result of we now have now received this association in place for 3 years, we’ve now received the arrogance to start out constructing on it and we’re integrating it into the way in which by which we work together with sufferers,” he mentioned.
“The entire method by which the affected person can select which elements of their file to share with trusted mates, household, and carers in a safe and managed method has confirmed very talked-about amongst sufferers.”
PKB has been a long-standing advocate for the necessity for a patient-centred method within the UK well being system. Most not too long ago, it grew to become the primary PHR to be built-in with the NHS App, which permits sufferers to entry their information saved in PKB by the nationwide well being interface.
Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO and Founding father of Sufferers Know Finest, mentioned: “That is the primary large PHR procurement underneath the HSSF.
“It has been led by North West London and contributed to by all of the Built-in Care Methods in London for our capital. The award follows PKB’s five-year journey and partnership with the implausible crew in North West London. We’re humbled to be awarded the procurement and thank NWL and all 4 different areas for sharing within the mixed imaginative and prescient.”