Global Observatory for eHealth

United Kingdom

eHealth strategy

This strategy sets a ten-year framework for transforming information for health and care. It aims to harness information and new technologies to achieve higher quality care and improve outcomes for patients and service users. Underpinned by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, it covers public health, healthcare and social care in adult and children’s services in England. The strategy spans information for patients, service users, carers, clinicians and other care professionals, managers, commissioners, councillors, researchers, and many others. Information and transparency can drive up standards, leading to safer, more integrated care and more effective prevention of ill health.

Date of publication: 21 May 2012


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Date URLs last accessed: 25 April 2016

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