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Jersey choses TrakCare for Island-Wide integrated care record

InterSystems TrakCare has been selected by States of Jersey Health and Social Services Department as announced InterSystems Corporation. The system is to encourage an island-wide Integrated Care Record supporting its acute, community, mental health and social care services. TrakCare Patient Administration System, Maternity, Accident and Emergency, Theatres modules and Mental Health Law Administration are the key services to be delivered within the first phase of this project. Pharmacy will be provided by InterSystems’ partner, JAC. The Jersey Health and Social Services Department has secured funding for completing the initial ‘foundation’ phase of the project. For the next phase, it will now start exploring ways to raise the capital, in which the Integrated Care Record will be extended to support TrakCare Order Communications and Results Reporting, Community, Adult Social Care, Care Planning and Care Pathways. Electronic prescribing will be provided by JAC.

The project’s scope includes integrating data from 15 different departmental systems, including Laboratory, Radiology and PACS, and the existing Child Health application using InterSystems’ rapid integration platform, Ensemble, which is an integral part of the TrakCare solution. After completion, Jersey’s Integrated Care Record will be one of the first in the UK to allow its Health and Social Services Department to provide full support for all patients wherever and whenever they need care. The need to sustain more complex and diverse treatments, especially considering the growing elderly population, formed the key factors influencing the Health and Social Services Department’s decision to invest in a truly Integrated Care Record. The creation of a single patient index for all the island’s residents and facilitate better communication between care providers across all sectors, will be enabled through implementation of the Trakcare. Access to a single, integrated record will ensure that the medical staff gets to work with the most up-to-date and comprehensive patient information, thereby improving decision making and enhancing the standard of care.

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