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InPractice electronic transfer success

Two practices running InPractice Systems software have succesfully piloted electronic transfer of a patient's record. The record was sent from the Cowes Health Centre to Grove House Surgery on the Isle of Wight.

Electronic transfers will save practices having to re-enter patient data from paper printouts of their electronic record from the previous practice.

Two EMIS practices in Gateshead took part in the first transfer late last year, and 41 transfers have now been made between nine practices in the area.

Connecting for Health, which is co-ordinating the trials, said each transfer had been examined for technical integrity and no patient safety issues had been identified.

The next pilot site in Croydon will see the first attempt to send records between two diff-erent clinical systems ­ EMIS

to InPractice Systems and vice versa.

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