Giles Wilmore, Director of Quality Framework and QIPP, Department of Health, gives the keynote address at our NHS Information Revolution conference, detailing how the anticipated NHS Information Strategy will support the new NHS.
From the NHS Information Revolution conference highlights.
Is it optomistic to expect that any funding and control issues will be established in time for CCGs - who are also going to be doing the same - to make realistic information plans before 1.4.2013 - Go-Live day?
And for GPs to know how their IT - whence much of the data will be supplied - will be funded, supported, developed - and who will control it?
If the current systems did a 10th of what they are supposed to do well then that would be fine and a move to an all singing all dancing patinet accessible record would be reasonable
This will almost certainly be a hugely expensive white elephant leaving many more urgent IT needs unmet, such as adequate clinic appointment systems, data management systems, sharing of information, etc
Can the nhs afford to be sending out numerous questionaires.
I thought the government were in the process of cutting funds, preparing for privatisation?
Stop wasting public tax money on print and mail costs thats meant for treatment