Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information
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 to patient care – improving outcomes, experience and supporting patients to look after themselves better while at the same time delivering efficiencies. The category is open to vendors of software solutions as well as those NHS organisations which have implemented them.
- A clear rationale for the sharing of specific pieces of data and information
- An explanation of how the organisation’s work is informed by existing best practice
- Evidence that the sharing of data and information has led to improved patient care, improved experience, improved outcomes and/or improved value for money. This must have a quantitative aspect, but can include qualitative feedback as well.
- Data and information sharing initiatives which have spread widely in a local area, and which could demonstrably be employed elsewhere
- Quantitative evidence that value for money has improved as a result of the increased sharing of data and information
- Evidence that solutions have been implemented in a cost effective fashion, and within budget
- Clear evidence of engagement of staff in the development and implementation of data sharing initiatives
- Evidence of patient involvement in the project