Digital Jersey in partnership with the Health and Social Services Department and the Primary Care Body has launched the Island’s strategy for ‘digitising’ its health and care system by 2025.
The Digital Health & Care Strategy, launched at the organisation’s 2016 Annual Review event, includes aims to ‘digitise’ the Island’s whole health and care sector so that the adoption of digital technologies can deliver benefits to patients, service-users and care professionals, whilst fostering economic growth.
The implementation of the strategy will facilitate digital integration in all areas of health and care, allowing both health professionals and patients to take advantage of technology that will improve health and care provision in Jersey. The strategy will contribute to Digital Jersey’s broader plans for 2017 by supporting innovation and promoting the Island as an internationally recognised centre for digital industries.
Key areas of focus for the Digital Health Strategy include:
Development of the Jersey Care Record, a secure universal online record of health that will improve access to records and interactions between health and care organisations, facilitating better decision-making.
Development of the Jersey Health Database, which will allow the sector to improve how care is planned, delivered and managed through population data analysis.
Development of a local Digital Health supplier hub to promote local capability and eventually export Jersey’s Digital Health innovation.
Digital Jersey and its key stakeholders, which include the States of Jersey Health and Social Services Department, the Jersey Primary Care Body and prominent members of the wider local digital industry, commissioned the strategy and will work in collaboration to oversee its delivery.
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