The integration of health and social care information remains a key priority both locally and nationally in order to deliver high quality care consistently, whether in the home, community or hospital care setting.
Across Liverpool and Sefton, there are some significant challenges facing care provision locally including an ageing population, unacceptable inequalities in health, as well as wide variation in the quality of and access to services.
In order to address these issues, reform is needed, and as a health and social care economy, there is growing recognition that the transformation of care services requires a collaborative approach involving information sharing and a commitment to harness the benefits of innovation and technology.
These aims form the very basis of an ambitious programme of work, which is underway across North Mersey, to deliver safe and efficient ‘seamless’ care through the development of a joined up information exchange across health and social care services.
The approach for achieving this vision is detailed within the iLINKS Informatics Transformation Strategy, which pulls together the strategic priorities of the Healthy Liverpool and Shaping Sefton transformation programmes with the aim of giving all health and social care practitioners access to relevant information to care for individuals regardless of the care setting or organisation where the information is held.
Read more about the programme by downloading a copy of the iLINKS Informatics Transformation Strategy.