In May 2015, eight health and care providers across Dorset formed a partnership to develop the Dorset Care Record (DCR); an integrated data-sharing platform and portal.
The partnership’s ambition for the DCR was to offer a centralised, complete source of patient data to regional NHS and social care organisations across the county, enabling better care for residents and improving the patient experience.
After two years of implementation work, the DCR programme was struggling to make progress at the required pace and had run into technical and operational barriers it couldn’t break through. In short, the programme was stuck.
The Dorset team selected Channel 3 as their partner to get the programme back on track because of our experience in successfully designing and implementing complex integrated care record initiatives
across the UK.
Peter Gill, Director of Informatics
The expertise Channel 3 has brought to our programme has been second to none. It has transcended our previous arrangements and enabled us to significantly accelerate our delivery. Their highly skilled team brought exactly the right blend of ‘grip’, challenge and support to our programme.
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole NHS Foundation Trust