IISaM is changing! The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing is on course for launch in Spring 2014. You’ll notice some changes on the website, as we reflect the new organisation, and we will have an updated presence on Twitter and on social media. We gave a sneak preview of the new look at the Information Commissioner’s Office Data Protection conference this month!
The new Integrated Care and Support Exchange (ICASE) has launched! The website provides a resource and community for areas working to integrate care, to share their experiences, knowledge and good practice.
Case study: Integration health and social care – the Hampshire Health Record (PDF)
The Hampshire Health Record is a local electronic health and care record which helps better clinical decision-making, and which also feeds into an analytical database which is used to help plan and evaluate services. Key lessons from the case study:
- Have a clear understanding of the needs of users (in this case, practitioners) in order to design an information sharing service which meets their needs.
- By involving lay members in the information governance, it helps everyone to keep the priorities of service users at the front of their mind.
- It can be hard to capture the benefits of information sharing; the team have built a workstream to systematically capture the benefits that the HHR brings.
Sharing information appropriately and securely is a vital step in helping organisations work together to deliver better services to the public. The ‘Improving Information Sharing and Management’ exemplar project provides tools and resources to help you and your colleagues share the right information at the right time, in the right way.
We use a six stage ‘information sharing journey’ to structure our toolkit, although you may not need to work through all six stages.
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