A new single Child Health Information System (CHIS) is now in operation for the West Midlands.
National Health Service England (NHSE) decided in 2015 that a single Child Health Information System (CHIS) for the West Midlands, would replace the multiple systems currently in operation that cover Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire.
This change will take place from 1st April 2016 when a new single CHIS system will be in operation for the whole of the West Midlands provided by Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust (BCHC) and System C IT provider using CarePlus software.
NHSE identified a number of benefits of using a single system:
- More effective support to Safeguarding services.
- Reduce Ill-health and potential fatalities attributed to incomplete or inaccurate data and information due to operating multiple systems.
- Allow better access to records by health practitioners enhancing care and safeguarding.
- Peace of mind to parents/carers in the West Midlands by giving assurance that your child’s data can be efficiently tracked and saved and updated securely.
- The single CHIS service means health practitioners can keep track of each child’s health records including, for example, their vaccinations when they move to another area within the West Midlands.
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