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Health Informatics Strategy

Health Informatics Strategy

Background

This strategy is a complete revision of the current Health Informatics Strategic Plan. The decision was taken by the Trust Board earlier in 2015 to reject the Business Case for the Clinical Portal Project and instead requested that the Health Informatics Strategy was re-written in line with the Trust's Clinical and Quality Strategy.

The Trust now requires a change in approach to deliver a unified Electronic Patient Record (EPR) for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT). This document provides a framework as to how Health Informatics will move forward as a function to support the delivery of the organisation's vision of care being given in the right place at the right time, first time and every time.

The scope of this strategy is broad, addressing issues for both clinical and non-clinical stakeholders. The primary focus of this strategy is the technology and information requirements of CDDFT, but clearly many initiatives and required developments will impact on the wider Local Health Community.

There are also a number of national and local drivers which have dictated the need for this revised strategy and timeline, outline in section 5 of this document.

CLICK HERE to read the strategy in full. 

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham