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 care professionals.
The ICR will provide health and 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 the feedback from many of you over a number of years, telling us that you only want to tell your story once when receiving care from any health or social care organisation across Coventry and Warwickshire.
The benefits to you include:
- Not having to repeat your details every time you have a different episode of care
- Better and potentially faster treatment due to health and care professionals having access to better information
- Reduction in potential medication errors through clinicians having access to your medication history (past and present)
- More effective treatment should you need care for COVID-19 due to fast access to information about any pre-existing conditions and your medications