Improving how we use data and increasing digitally enabled care.
Increasing the use of digital technology and innovation can have real benefits for our population.
It can help to prevent ill health, promote self-care and deliver the best treatments.
Our Data Strategy sets out the journey that will take us through to 2024. Healthcare staff across primary care, hospitals, community and mental health services will have an improved level of health data available to them. This will be done through rolling out our Shared Health and Care Record (see below). Improvements will also be made to the way we analyse and report data.
The Data Strategy will help to identify those people with greater health and social care needs. It will also support self-care and make care more tailored to the individual.
Our Digital Strategy is our plan for how we will use digital tools, technology and services to meet individuals’ health needs, and give more choice for residents when accessing advice and appointments. It is also about supporting our teams to do their jobs, making the best use of our resources, and making it easier for services and care providers to work together.
Websites and apps can make it easier for residents to access care and advice. New software or tools can give our staff more time to focus on caring for you.
We will keep reviewing our Digital Strategy, and your feedback is important. Please email [email protected].
Share for Care
Through our work to share information, such as the shared digital health and care record Share for Care and apps for residents to access their own health and care records, there are benefits for residents and also for health and social care professionals.
Digitising Social Care programme
New technology is helping to change the face of social care for people across Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, to improve care and enable people to stay independent in their own home for as long as possible. Read more about the work we are doing as part of the Digitising Social Care (DiSC) Programme.