Roll out of Health Information Exchange (HIE) and decommissioning of Care Integrated Digital Record (CIDR)

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Health and care organisations across North Central London (NCL) are working collaboratively to use digital innovations to help to improve the standard and safety of care within the local health economy.

This work will result in the provision of the Health Information Exchange (HIE), which will give care providers the ability to view all records of a patient’s care across all participating health and care settings in NCL as well as the rest of London from a single portal.

The HIE will supersede the Care Integrated Digital Record (CIDR) available in Camden, which will be decommissioned once all care settings have transitioned across to the HIE. It is predicted that this work will take between 3-4 months, with further detail to be provided as the implementation progresses.

Health Information Exchange (HIE)

HIE will present a summary of our residents’ health and social care information together in one easy-to-view real-time record, that can be accessed by a resident’s care team by clicking an icon within the existing clinical and social care systems.

For Camden GPs, HIE will be accessed via a link in their EMIS system, which will become available to them once the system is switched on. 

Initially, Camden GPs will be able to see the records of their patients from the Royal Free Hospital and Community trusts. Camden & Islington Trust, CNWL and UCLH are in the process of being set up with the intention to roll out HIE once all these feeds are set up with social care to follow in Camden.

More information on HIE and a short film about its benefits is available on the STP website.

The roll-out of the HIE will be staggered. Amy Todd and Lisa Savidge from the NCL STP deployment team will contact each GP practice individually to explain the process in more detail, agree to timelines and demonstrate how the system works.

The NCL GP Data Protection Officer, Steve Durbin is also available for advice, guidance and to answer questions in relation to information governance and data sharing agreements.


Expiry date: Aug 31st, 2020