Health Informatics Strategy
This strategy is a complete revision of the current Health
Informatics Strategic Plan. The decision was taken by the Trust
Board earlier in 2015 to reject the Business Case for the Clinical
Portal Project and instead requested that the Health Informatics
Strategy was re-written in line with the Trust's Clinical and
The Trust now requires a change in approach to deliver a unified
Electronic Patient Record (EPR) for County Durham and Darlington
NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT). This document provides a framework as
to how Health Informatics will move forward as a function to
support the delivery of the organisation's vision of care being
given in the right place at the right time, first time and every
The scope of this strategy is broad, addressing issues for both
clinical and non-clinical stakeholders. The primary focus of this
strategy is the technology and information requirements of CDDFT,
but clearly many initiatives and required developments will impact
on the wider Local Health Community.
There are also a number of national and local drivers which have
dictated the need for this revised strategy and timeline, outline
in section 5 of this document.
to read the strategy in full.
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