Thousands of patients are benefiting from better, safer care, thanks to the new MIG (Medical Interoperability Gateway) system introduced across the region last year.
The MIG provides secure, real-time access to a summary of GP-held records for emergency doctors, nurses and paramedics, to enable them to make clinical decisions using the most up-to-date information.
The latest figures show that around 150,000 GP-held patient records have been successfully accessed using the MIG (Medical Interoperability Gateway) system since May last year – with 22,000 uses in December rising to 25,000 in January.
Even more patients will benefit from the system in future, as hospitals continue to roll it out beyond A&E and urgent care settings, to include hospital pharmacists, consultants, doctors and nursing staff.
Rolling out the MIG is an important first step towards the region’s long-term vision for a Great North Care Record.
To find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.