Camden’s CIDR project wins top technology award

An online system which helps people in Camden receive better care has won a prestigious award.

Care Integrated Digital Records (CIDR), a portal enabling patients to share their information with all the health and care professionals looking after them, was named Tech Project of the Year at the Health Technology Newspaper Awards.

CIDR was developed by a team at NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group using technology provided by Orion Health. The awards judges were especially looking for entries that delivered significant savings and benefits.

Programme Manager Julian Young, who leads the project, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be honoured with this award. This is fantastic recognition of the team’s hard work over many years and confirms that CIDR is at the forefront of this technology as well as delivering health benefits to patients.”

More than 2,100 health and care professionals view CIDR records more than 10,000 times every month. Professionals are able to offer more “joined-up” care and make better decisions because they can more easily access information held by other organisations. This includes details of allergies, previous diagnoses and medication the patient is taking.

As well as improved care, patients benefit by not having to repeat key health information when speaking with professionals in different services. They are also less likely to have to repeat tests or investigations which have already been carried out.

To find out more about CIDR go to https://cidrportal.nhs.uk/ or email the team at cidr.project@nhs.net