What is an Integrated Care Record?
An Integrated Care Record (ICR) is a way of bringing together the various electronic records of a person’s care. It takes information directly from existing systems used by health and social care organisations and presents it in a structured, easy-to-read format for health and social care professionals.
The ICR provides health and social care professionals with a more joined-up view of people’s care and treatment across all care settings. It has been developed in response to feedback received from many of you over several years, explaining that you only want to tell your story once when receiving care across Coventry and Warwickshire.
The benefits to you include:
- Not having to repeat your details every time you have a different episode of care
- Improved and potentially faster treatment due to health and social care professionals having access to better information
- Reduction in potential medication errors through clinicians having access to your medication history (past and present)