With added focus in the Long Term Plan there is little doubt that the only way to achieve true integration of care will be to ensure a steady flow of data and information between different parts of the system. Yet challenges remain: concerns over consent and the need to ensure interoperability chief among them.
The award is about recognising NHS initiatives where data sharing has made a real difference. Judges are looking for successful implementation of systems and technologies which have enabled improvements to patient care – improving outcomes, experience and supporting patients to look after themselves better while at the same time delivering efficiencies for staff.
This category is open to all parts of the health and social care sector including collaboratives, integrated care systems.