eHealth Scotland Event – 1st March
SCC will be sponsoring and attending eHealth Scotland, which is taking place at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on 1st March.
When: Friday 1st March
Where: Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
As the eHealth strategy approaches the end of its second year ask yourself the following questions:
- How is technology improving the provision of health care?
- What has been the benefit to patients?
- Where have efficiency improvements & savings been identified?
eHealth Scotland: Delivering the vision
In 2011 the Scottish Government unveiled a six year eHealth strategy. This outlined an ambitious programme intended to harness the benefits of technology to support the provision of health care. At the heart of the strategy are 6 strategic aims:
- Supporting people to communicate with the NHS
- Contributing to care integration
- Improving medicine safety
- Enhancing the availability of information for staff
- Providing clinical and other local managers with the management information they need to inform their decisions
- Maximising efficient working practices
These strategic aims target specific areas where technology is perceived to be capable of driving improvement, with particular emphasis on communication and informatics, both areas of crucial importance in modern health care. The programme is also structured to place the patient at the centre of the eHealth system, providing individuals with greater scope to shape the service and support that they receive
This conference will evaluate the progress of the eHealth programme; identifying where investments have been made and considering the subsequent impact on efficiency and standards. Specific focus will be placed on areas of innovation, drawing on examples of successful implementation which illustrate the valuable contribution of technology to frontline staff. Progress in safety standards and research will also be covered, looking at improvements that have already been made and discussing ongoing developments that are currently in the pipeline.
- Patient access and involvement
- Communication and collaboration
- The role of social media
- Improving safety standards