Information and Technology for Better Care: Protecting Data


The NHS Digital Strategy has five parts. The second part focuses on a shared architecture and standards. The vision includes

  • The development of a national platform
  • Enabling citizens to view and contribute to their records
  • A roadmap for interfaces to core services such as the NHS spine
  • Encouragement of local innovation
  • Partnerships to develop standards and accreditation

The strategy links to

  • The National Information Board framework
  • The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges Publication Standards for the Clinical Structure and Content of Patient Records

What is the ‘Information and Technology for Better Care’ Paper?

NHS Digital (formerly known as The Health and Social Care Information Centre) published a 5 year strategy in 2015 titled ‘Information and Technology for Better Care’. This document covers a number of areas.

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