Here at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, we are passionate about continuing to improve and revolutionise the way we use clinical data to improve patient outcomes and our services.
We have started implementing a new system called Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS), this is an innovative research solution that allows us to safely and securely retrieve data from a Trust’s Electronic Medical Record system and de-identifies it to protect patient identities and then loads it in to a secure database. This will allow us to carry out research for the benefits of patients and society, including clinical audits and service evaluation using information from the Trust’s clinical records.
As well as being valuable in helping with your personal clinical care, the information stored in patient records can be used to help us understand more about the causes of physical and mental illnesses and how best to treat them. This is because they allow us to look at large numbers of people in real life situations.