An Overview of Electronic Health Systems Development & Integration in Scotland

Bouamrane, M.-M. and Mair, F. (2011) An Overview of Electronic Health Systems Development & Integration in Scotland. 1st International Workshop on Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems, 2011. p. 59. ISBN 9781450309547 (doi:10.1145/2064747.2064760)

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Timely access to accurate and up-to-date medical information is key to delivering tailored quality health-care to patients. In order to enable services provision at multiple sites - depending on patients' needs as well as availability of services - patient information will routinely be transferred between various health-care providers. An increase use of Information and Communication Technology as a medium for information transfer in clinical settings is considered by some as an opportunity for better integrated care. The primary aims of an integrated national e-Health system is thus to provide quality health-care services and improving clinical outcomes for patients. In addition, secondary benefits potentially derived from an integrated e-Health infrastructure include: an increased capacity for audit and monitoring, as well as opportunities for secondary use of data for medical and public health research. We here provide a brief overview of recent developments in e-Health systems infrastructure development and integration in Scotland.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Additional Information:Proceedings: pages 59-62.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bouamrane, Dr Matt-Mouley and Mair, Professor Frances
Authors: Bouamrane, M.-M., and Mair, F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care

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