Information and Technology for Better Care: Making Better Use of Health and Care Information


The fifth part of the strategy ‘Information and Technology for Better Care’ is about ‘Making Better Use of Health and Care Information’. NHS Digital is developing

  • An increasing use of Open Data
  • Data extraction services that will reduce burden on care providers to collect data
  • The use of personal apps
  • The use of wearable devices

The vision is for the UK to be

  • A global leader in research
  • A global leader in utilising care data to contribute towards services.

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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