In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, data has become a cornerstone for informed decision-making and strategic planning. Are you considering integrating primary care data into your 2024 plans? Brace yourself— we know it’s no easy journey. Whether you’re already linked with EMIS, TPP, or Cegedim, or integrating with your first, expanding your integrations can be a long and complicated project. We have identified below 5 of the key benefits of integrating with primary care data and how Quicksilva can support you in making the complex simple:

1. Comprehensive Patient Understanding:
Connecting with primary care data offers your customers a more comprehensive understanding of patient health histories, treatment plans, and ongoing care as data is coming from more sources to a central point. This depth of insight allows for personalised and targeted healthcare services, enhancing patient satisfaction and loyalty.

2. Scalability and Value:
In the era of value-based care, the NHS are increasingly focused on propositions that can bring value at scale. If you have previously worked with NHS decision makers (especially those within primary care), chances are they will have highlighted the need for your business to be integrated with primary care software providers such as TPP, EMIS and Cegedim already before accepting any proposition; the need for clinicians to spend additional time accessing software or copying data is an immediate deterrent.

3. Data-Driven Decision Making:
In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, making informed decisions is critical. Being able to interface with primary care data serves as a foundation for data-driven decision-making, allowing you to measure the effectiveness of current strategies and adapt to emerging trends. Enabling you to take more of a proactive approach to position your businesses to stay ahead of the curve, fostering agility and resilience in the face of healthcare industry changes.

4. Improved Patient Engagement:
Connecting with primary care data facilitates improved patient engagement strategies. With a deeper understanding of patient needs and preferences, clinicians can implement targeted communications, personalised health education, and preventive care initiatives. Enhanced patient engagement not only contributes to better health outcomes but also strengthens the patient-provider relationship. The more that businesses can feed into primary care, the more personalised the NHS is able to be.

5. Compliance and Risk Management:
In an era of heightened data privacy concerns and regulatory scrutiny, connecting with primary care data necessitates a strong commitment to compliance and risk management. However, ensuring data security and privacy compliance not only mitigates legal risks but also builds trust with your customers, patients and stakeholders, enhancing the reputation and credibility of your organisation.

Introducing the ConneQt Platform…
We know that integration with NHS data isn’t simple, but we have the tools and the experience to help you on your journey. We have over 20 years of experience connecting NHS data with government agencies, NHS organisations and private companies and invented the concept of the original NHS spine mini services. Many of our partners have come to us and asked if we had solutions to help with GP system integrations. Many knew of IM1 and some were integrated with at least one GP supplier, but connecting to all three was often a challenge due to the different API formats for each. Changes to contracts in the NHS allowed us to start developing our ConneQt Platform, which enables partners to link to multiple GP suppliers through one set of APIs, making the process much simpler and reducing both compliance and development time.

We will be running open drop-in sessions throughout 2024 if you have any questions, want to pick our brains, or discuss your 2024 aspirations – follow us on LinkedIn to find out more about the upcoming sessions.

Visit our ConneQt Platform IM1 integration pages for more information or email the solutions team solutions@qxlva.com.