National Voices and MHP Health Mandate has published ‘Putting patients at the heart of the information revolution’.
The Department of Health published its information strategy, The power of Information: Putting all of us in control of the health and care information we need in May 2012. The strategy builds on the Department of Health’s commitment to transform the way information is accessed, collected, analysed and used to benefit everyone who uses health and adult social care services as set out in Liberating the NHS: An Information Revolution. The strategy is also part of the Government’s wider transparency and open data agenda, lead by the Cabinet Office.
To better understand the challenges in implementing the commitments of the information strategy and the solutions to them, National Voices and MHP Health Mandate convened a group of leading stakeholders to a policy workshop which was held on 23 October 2012. The workshop was kindly sponsored by Cerner. The workshop sought to build on National Voices’ 10 key tests for the Government’s information strategy and align policy recommendations against these.
This paper sets out the collective thoughts and discussions that emerged from the workshop. This paper and its recommendations do not reflect the opinions of specific individuals or their respective organisations. It is hoped this paper will play a constructive role in the delivery and implementation of The power of information.
It offers ten recommendations to government, the Commissioning Board and others on how to deliver the Department of Health’s information strategy, ‘The Power of Information’.