Any questions?

You’ll find some common answers here..

  • Data is compiled locally. It will be compiled to a specification agreed with the acquiring customer – normally the local CCG.

    Data inputters will be supervised by staff from the parent company of DORIS,  DORIS Resources LLP.
    DORIS Resources’  function is to agree the specification and ensure that the compilers know how to approach the task.

    Regular checks will be made to ensure that the data being entered is accurate and comprehensive.

  • Maintaining the accuracy of the data is a task which must be owned by all local users of the system.

    The acquiring customer, normally the local clinical commissioning group, will allocate some resources to this and the data will be periodically checked with the original suppliers of the information (e.g the lists of consultants will be checked with the hospitals concerned). But any inaccuracies or new data should be notified to the local compilers for amendment/ inclusion in the database. It is in users’ own interest to participate wholeheartedly in this.

    There have been significant advantages in the system being developed by people working within primary care who use the system themselves and therefore fully recognise that effective data maintenance is critical to the efficiency and usefulness of the resource.  They have therefore developed software functionality and data management processes to ensure that the data held on DORIS can be kept relevant and up-to-date and  are also continually working to enhance the product to meet users’ needs.

  • DORIS can bring many substantial benefits to all practices. Most practices can also benefit from even
    greater speed in handling referrals if patient information can be integrated with forms stored on DORIS.

    This will depend on the software and hardware configuration your practice uses for its clinical system. At present integration can be supported on EMIS Web, EMIS LV and Vision clinical systems, except Vision-hosted systems. The facility
    of integration with Vision-hosted system is expected to be available by August 2018.

  • The variety of systems available and the claims made for them are potentially bewildering.

    What marks DORIS out as unique is:

    • The data stored is not confined to referral forms and pathways but can cover all aspects of primary care  daily business.
    • The data management functions of DORIS are powerful and DORIS Resources has built up effective processes for helping to keep data relevant and up-to-date.
    • The data is locally compiled in order to be of the greatest relevance to local users.
    • The data is periodically checked for accuracy and the task of keeping it up-to-date is shared by a number of local users. The database is fully searchable, making the location of services very easy.
  • Many practices have recognised the need to have a proper database of contacts and a means of storing forms, but this probably isn’t the most efficient way of working. Most local practices need access to the same addresses as each other.

    Using DORIS facilitates the development of a local database to serve a number of practices which is better for keeping an up-to-date and comprehensive database. DORIS would typically be acquired by the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG )for the benefit of all its practices. The database created within DORIS is fully searchable and makes locating services easier for referral purposes.

    DORIS can also in most practices provide for patient data to be integrated onto stored forms e.g for referral. Normally the local CCG will provide most of the resources for DORIS.

  • It’s best to make your views known to your Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) board at senior level. We wouldn’t recommend that individual practices try to use DORIS on a stand-alone basis.

    The reason for this is that a large part of the investment in moving to DORIS is in the entry of data and forms. This takes time and resources which are probably best funded by a body acting for a number of practices in any area and which can assure economies of scale in doing so.

    So DORIS Resources LLP, the parent company that owns DORIS, seeks to encourage local CCGs  to acquire DORIS and provide a central facility for compiling the data and keeping it up-to-date.

    We’d be happy to talk to those in charge at your CCG.