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New digital record will benefit staff and patients


A major health initiative, aimed at creating one digital record for everyone in NI, will benefit both patients and staff.

A new digital record will bring information – currently sitting in a variety of places – into one record.

The new system will allow healthcare professionals to access patient information on a range of handheld devices, wherever they are, safety and securely.

They will also be able to update records in ‘real time’, make notes electronically, prescribe medicines, order tests and communicate with patients and users.

People will be able to view their own information and communicate electronically with those who provide their care.

Check out our animation to find out more about the encompass programme.