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Health & Social Care Information Sharing - A Strategic Framework 2014-2020

Health & Social Care Information Sharing - A Strategic Framework 2014-2020

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ISBN: 9781785440816

Information sharing, to meet the needs of people, practitioners and organisations, is essential to support Scotland’s commitment to integrated, person-centred care, across adult and children’s services. The focus of this Information Sharing Strategic Framework is on sharing information in support of people’s interactions with care services.

Executive Summary

The need for effective sharing of information has never been greater if we are to reform Scottish public services as required. With advances in technology and a drive towards greater partnership working, Scotland has the opportunity to deliver efficient solutions that meet the information sharing needs of practitioners to support safe efficient and effective care across children’s and adult services.

At a time when strategic leaders are forming new governance groups, such as new integrated partnership arrangements for health and social care, there is a clear case for the sharing of operationally-focussed information to best support improved outcomes for people.

This framework sets out the elements and considerations that will guide partnerships in developing their programmes of work. It sets out a delivery plan of actions and recommendations for the Scottish Government, local partnerships and organisations,and the Information Sharing Board (ISB), which owns this document and has steered its development.