Integrating clinical information in NHS Scotland: the role of Scottish Care Information Store

Alan Hyslop, Kenneth Robertson

Abstract


A key plank in NHS Scotland’s information management and technology (IM&T) eHealth Strategy is the web-based system known as Scottish Care Information (SCI) Store, which gives primary and secondary care clinicians access to core clinical information. There is one SCI Store in each of the 15 NHS Board areas. At present all GP practices in 11 of these areas have access to SCI Stores for test results. Work is underway to augment the Stores with clinical letters and GP summary data. Strategically, SCI Store is seen as the ubiquitous element in our eHealth Strategy which will allow information to be shared across Scotland in a secure and reliable way.

Keywords


clinical information; eHealth Strategy; GP systems; SCI store

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v12i2.114

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