eCARE is the hospital’s electronic patient record system.

It has helped to improve the way the hospital cares for its patients, giving the hospital’s staff access to improved up-to-date information about your health so that they can deliver safer, more efficient and more timely care.

The system collates patient details in one easy-to-access place that is secure and confidential. This includes medical history, laboratory test results, allergies and current prescriptions. Clinicians might not have had easy access to this information in the past. It may have previously been stored in many different places and in many forms that were not easily accessible. Also patients might have had to repeatedly give the same information as they move through the hospital. eCARE helps to prevent this.

In addition to better managing a patient’s care throughout the hospital, the eCARE system helps to:

  • Support clinical decision-making and care planning to improve safety and patient experience
  • Give the hospital’s doctors and nurses access to real-time patient information, helping them plan the right treatment more easily
  • Allow GPs to view certain hospital records of patients under their care
  • Contain a full audit trail so that information on who has accessed patient records is fully recorded

Patients may see hospital staff working in a different way. Staff may spend more time at a computer. This is so they can access and utilise all of the relevant information to deliver excellent care. This may be a different experience for patients initially but will ultimately result in quicker, safer and improved treatment for the people of Milton Keynes.

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