Tuesday, 17th July 2012
UK: Informatics: The future
Source: Department of Health (UK)
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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By Adrian Janes
Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes is currently an Information Services Librarian with the London Borough of Havering.
In this role, he has particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by Free Pint Ltd. in 2007. He is also involved in training and publicising online reference resources and is a regular contributor to DocuTicker.
Adrian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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