Posts by Iona

NHS South Worcestershire CCG pilots new technology from Advanced and Black Pear to enhance palliative care

NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is leading the trial of newly integrated technology from Advanced and Black Pear. This will ensure information can be shared more effectively between primary care providers and Out of Hours (OOH) and NHS111 providers on behalf of the three clinical commissioning groups in Worcestershire. The 12-month pilot began…

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Black Pear provides interoperability between three major GP systems

Black Pear Ltd is delighted to announce that we are now nearing the end of piloting our eRA (electronic Referrals and Appointments) application with 16 TPP practices at Swindon CCG. This is enabling seamless integration between the Urgent Care Centre and their EMIS Web, TPP SystmOne and INPS Vision GP practices. The solution was initiated…

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Endeavour for Better Interoperability

Black Pear are delighted to announce contribution of resources and IP to Endeavour Health’s project to create an open source interoperability framework for the NHS. New charity Endeavour Health has been founded by Dr David Stables, co-founder of EMIS, to kickstart better information sharing within the NHS. Stables said that “the glue of interoperability between…

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A new eRA for Invicta Health

We are pleased to announce we will be working with Invicta Health to assist in delivering services to improve access to GPs for patients as part of a Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund pilot in South Kent Coast. Invicta Health CIC are a federation of GP practices working across East Kent. The challenges this area faces…

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IDAP: the way forward for patient apps?

Black Pear have recently been involved in a proof of concept solution for IDAP (Identity Assurance Programme) within the primary care arena. With the future moving towards patients accessing their own medical records and services, it is essential that we ensure data is being shared with the appropriate person only.  This is not just a…

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Black Pear provides interoperability between Vision and EMIS

Black Pear’s interoperability framework, pyrusConnect, forms an integral part of the INPS solution used to allow Vision practices to read and write data to and from EMIS Web practices. The solution will be implemented to enable Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs (BDHR) deliver its Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund initiative to extend access to GP services.…

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Black Pear welcomes Cheryl aboard

At the start of 2015, we were delighted to see a new face join the Black Pear team. Cheryl Cowley joins us from HSCIC with a wealth of experience; an impressive career to date, she was also the first woman to be awarded the John Perry prize in 2003 by BCS PHCSG for her personal…

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Urgent care centres to relieve pressure on A&E

Over the course of 2014 and providing much of the focus for 2015, Black Pear are working towards providing eReferral solutions for Urgent Care Centres, with these services aligned to the objectives set by the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund. GPs are best placed to manage patients with long term conditions but are spending much of their…

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Press Release: Worcestershire palliative care moves into digital age

Black Pear Software, a Worcestershire-based healthcare informatics company, recently secured a contract to provide the Worcestershire Well Connected Programme with a new innovative integrated solution to support palliative care in Worcestershire. The solution will enable for the first time genuine integration of health and care agencies, allowing health care professionals to provide patients in palliative…

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