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What is the Hertfordshire & West Essex Shared Care Record?

The Hertfordshire and West Essex Shared Care Record joins up information from multiple record systems across health and social care to create an up-to-date, read-only summary about the people you are providing care for. This makes it easier for services to work together; saves time; and supports safer, more effective care. 

The technology that creates the Shared Care Record is the Cerner Health Information Exchange (shortened to HIE). 

The Shared Care Record is a summary view of selected information and is not an individual’s full health and care record. Please see the Shared Care Record data sets for a current list of the information available from partners in Hertfordshire and west Essex. 

Please see our collection of user experience videos to hear how health and care professionals and the people they care for are benefitting from the Shared Care Record.

The information available is invaluable in terms of getting the correct treatment plan. We get a picture from multiple providers of the patient’s journey leading up to when they come to hospital. It’s all about patient safety and continuity of care.

Lead Frailty Pharmacist, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.