Improving Patient Safety Is Key Priority For Digital Healthcare

Staff Writer | | August 26, 2013

One of the main problems with the UK's healthcare providers is the fragmented nature by which they share information. This often leaves patients feeling they have received impersonal care.

One of the most cost-efficient ways of improving healthcare services is by improving the way in which information is shared between different services. This will enable every professional on the patient's care pathway to instantly access the relevant patient records, and be updated on the patient's status.

By creating a universal infrastructure to allow information to be shared in this way, there is a clear opportunity to create a more personalised healthcare experience. In an exclusive interview with the Information Daily, Jonathan Kay, Clinical Informatics Director for NHS England, stated that it was his priority to improve patient safety through improved digital information.