Data revolution crucial to transformation
25 October 2017
A 'data revolution' across health and care
services in England is vital if local areas are to transform the
way care is delivered, the NHS Confederation said on
Encouraging organisations to 'get to the heart of their
data', the Confederation has launched a new series of guides to
help board members to better understand data across the healthcare
system and its role in transforming care.
"As the system moves towards new ways of delivering care,
data will be more important than ever in helping to stratify
populations, manage demand and tear down the barriers to integrated
care," the first instalment in the series says.
CHKS, in association with the NHS Confederation, have
produced a series of guides for non-executive directors (NEDs) with
the aim to kick start a 'data revolution' by shining a light on how
data can be used to drive improvement, provide effective oversight
and support the transformation of care.
Published on Wednesday, the first guide considers data in
acute care settings. It will be followed by a further three
publications over 2017/18 that will illuminate information
collected across the system and how it can support sustainability
and transformation partnerships.
Download The non-executive
director's guide to NHS data: Part one.