The Hampshire Health Record (HHR) is a local combined electronic health record. It brings together information in your health records from different parts of the NHS in Hampshire.
The local National Health Service (NHS) has many different computer systems holding health records. Because not all of these systems are connected to each other, information about your care from one system is not automatically available in the others.
To help you and the doctors and nurses caring for you, we have developed the HHR, which takes information from many of the health record systems within Hampshire and creates a combined health record about you, that can be looked at wherever you are being treated. The health care staff who want to look at your record must have your permission each time they want to look at it, unless you are so ill that you are not able to be asked.
The HHR is a joint project supported by Basingstoke and North Hampshire Foundation Trust, Hampshire Primary Care Trust, Portsmouth City Teaching Primary Care Trust, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton City Primary Care Trust, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and Winchester and Eastleigh Hospital NHS Trust.
At present the HHR receives records from nearly two thirds of the GP practices within the three Primary care Trusts. The information that is sent only contains the codes of problems and diagnoses, drugs prescribed, clinical measurements and pathology results etc. Detailed comments are not included.
Data sent to the HHR from Southampton and Portsmouth Hospital Trusts includes blood test and other pathology results, X-Ray results and letters sent after Outpatient appointments or hospital admissions. Winchester hospital is sending discharge letters and will soon send pathology and X-Ray results. Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital will start sending information later in 2009.