Fife signs deal to deliver integrated health and social care records
A single patient record will be provided for a range of adult services in Fife after the health board and local authority joined forces with a New Zealand health software giant.
Orion Health will implement an integrated health and social care solution that will cover various adult services such as social work and housing services in the NHS Fife and Fife Council area.
The implementation has been prompted by moves to integrate NHS and local council care services throughout Scotland from this month.
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William Edwards, general manager for eHealth and IMT at NHS Fife, said: “We were impressed by Orion Health’s ability to work collaboratively with us during an initial pilot phase and are excited to be proceeding onto the full roll-out phase. The solution will help enable us to deliver better, coordinated care to the entire Fife community.”
NHS Fife and Fife Council serve a population of over 360,000. Orion Health’s software currently manages over 90 million patient healthcare records around the world.
Orion Health CEO Ian McCrae said: “We will be working with NHS Fife and Fife Council to enable an integrated health and social care record for adult services, following a successful pilot programme.”
“This contract extends Orion Health’s reach to five mainland health boards and one specialist health board and increases the population covered by Orion Health solutions to over 50 per cent of Scotland.”