An online NHS care plan has been launched by Coordinate My Care (CMC) called myCMC.
The system, powered by InterSystems HealthShare, aims to enable patients in London to create their own urgent care plans and share them with health professionals.
The service is hosted by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and records important information about patients who have long-term conditions, or are approaching the end of their lives and shares it with the doctors, nurses, ambulance staff and others who look after them.
Until recently, the plan had to be started by a hospital doctor or GP, but Coordinate My Care has publicly launched myCMC so that patients can start their own plans to take more control of their care and how they wish to be treated in an emergency.
David Hancock, healthcare executive advisor at InterSystems said: “HealthShare was created to bring together the information that matters to patients and providers, and Coordinate My Care is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when that happens.
“The public launch of myCMC will take the service to the next level, giving patients even more autonomy, choice and control at some of the most difficult times in their lives. We are delighted to see the public launch of myCMC and look forward to supporting it in the future.”
Any plan initiated by a patient will first be authorised by their GP before it can be shared with health and care professionals. Plans are made accessible through a web browser, using desk or mobile devices and patients can view and amend their own plans at any time. A reminder system also encourages GPs and other professionals to review the plans periodically to make sure they still reflect a patient’s wishes.
Professor Julia Riley, clinical lead at Coordinate My Care, said: “By working with patients and clinicians, Coordinate My Care have been able to develop and deliver a digitally enabled service that helps to provide the best possible care at what is often the worst possible time.
“This is in line with the NHS Long Term Plan’s ambition to deliver more integrated, person-centred care to all those who need it”.