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For many years staff across HSCNI have accessed patient information via the Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record.

encompass provides a new, secure single record for accessing patient health information.

As encompass is rolled out across Northern Ireland it will require referring clinicians and external staff to make use of EpicCare Link to view patient records.

EpicCare Link will (primarily) only show information documented in encompass. NIECR should be referenced for information from any trust not yet live on encompass (currently only South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust is live)

What is EpicCare Link?

EpicCare Link is a web-based portal that provides read-only access to encompass.

EpicCare Link grants access to clinical information documented in encompass and some limited functionality such as requesting imaging tests.

EpicCare Links allows GPs (and other health professionals) to access information about their patients.

Health Professionals will be able to check admissions, referrals, discharges, Emergency Department attendances, outpatients and some test results.

EpicCare Link is not available to the public.

Health professionals with an active NIECR account, will be automatically provisioned access to EpicCare Link starting in November when SEHSCT goes live.  Requests for new user accounts will be made via Site Administrators.

If you are health professional requiring EpicCare Link support please email – Email – epiccarelinkhelpdesk@hscni.net

Page last updated: 3 January 2024