Integrating information is a key component to delivering integrated care.
In the healthy NHS@75, patients move easily through the health system.
Patients possess and have firm control over a single, integrated care record – acting as a 360 degree patient profile – available across providers and care settings. Data is used to empower patients and the public who are better placed to make ‘good’ choices about their lifestyle and their care.
The data that allows real-time and predictive decision making on health and care exists already in every organisations’ systems. The challenge is to turn this into meaningful and actionable information.
In Joining the Dots we set out a phased approach to building the information architecture for integrated care.