Thursday, July 19, 2012

Informatics: The Future

From the report: "There is a seismic shift in the way information can improve the experience, quality and outcomes of health and care services. Quality information will empower patients and other service users. It will enable a culture of shared decision-making – ‘no decision about me without me’ – and it will help us all to make more informed choices about the way we live our lives.

Used effectively, information will facilitate and drive integration across care settings and inform health and well-being strategies that best meet the needs of local communities. It will help to generate greater efficiencies and productivity across health and social care.

To achieve this, the health and social care system will need to maximise the use of technology so information can move more freely and securely around the system.
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See also
"The Power of Information."  Department of Health UK website.