Thursday, 11 August 2016

The importance of data ownership, sharing, confidentiality, decisions in eHealth



THE IMPORTANCE OF DATA

One of the key challenges to integrated health care, and eHealth is data: data ownership, data sharing, data confidentiality and data for collaborative decisions over funding and clinical outcomes.
Given the importance of data to health and social care providers you’d think in an Island as small as Jersey they would have coordinated and compatible systems but the challenges in Jersey are just the same as many bigger jurisdictions.

DATA TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES

Having attended a number of UK based Health Events and Conferences I increasingly believe that better co-ordination, collaboration, co-operation through shared data will create transparency and trust within Health and Social Care Services and improve both clinical outcomes and value for money.

Consider the implications, opportunities and benefits in these scenarios
A Police officer knows about the mental health of someone before they attend a premises
The accident and emergency department has access to GP records when attending to someone
There is shared-data between Primary Care and Secondary Care to help service delivery
There are many more that I could add.

AN INVITATION TO SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING ELSEWHERE

On the 11th & 12th of August EMIS Health (Primary and Community system suppliers) will be hosting Health related workshops at Digital Jersey and one of the subjects is “Data Sharing” This may be of interest so below are the times and content which we are repeating over 2 days. Please pass this anyone you feel is relevant.
11th August  12:00 -  13:30
12th August  0800 -   09:30

The content will be repeated for those that cannot make either one of the sessions.
•         Care Record sharing
•         Cross Organisation Appointments
•         Cross Organisation Tasks
•         Managed Referrals
•         Document Sharing

Existing models of Sharing
•         Liverpool
•         Bristol

CONTACT

If you are interested in any of the above and would like to contribute to the discussion by posting a comment, or meet with me to chat about your experiences and the issues and opportunities in your organization I would be delighted to meet and buy the coffee and  croissants for an interesting conversation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim Rogers is an AMPG Qualified Change Practitioner, a PRINCE2 Project Manager, with an MBA in Management Consultancy. Past projects have included the incorporation of Jersey Post Office, Operations Change and Sales Support for RBSI and NatWest and the integration and incorporation of Jersey Harbours and Airport. He is a tutor/lecturer for the Chartered Management Institute, a past curator for TEDx, Team manager for Jersey’s Triathlon Island Games Team and Performance Director for Jersey Rowing Club.

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