To deliver our ambitions for better quality, more joined up care, our healthcare professionals need first class IT and information management systems.
Making it easier for partner organisations to securely share information could deliver huge benefits for patients, local people and the health ands care system:
Work is underway to develop STP-wide information sharing arrangements through the digital workstream. Current agreements and protocols are very fragmented across the STP. Consistent data sets and information sharing protocols are needed to enable the new models of integrated care that are being developed.
An audit of the existing arrangements is being carried out to identify solutions that can build on current best practice, strengthen integration with local authority information, and comply with new information governance legislation.