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Shaping a Sharing Community - Launch of the Health and Care Informatics Network for Scotland

  • The Royal Society Of Edinburgh (Scott Room) 22-26 George Street Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ Scotland (map)

Lunchtime Networking Opportunity

Free Event

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‘We can have all the data in the world but it is meaningless unless we are able to learn from it. ’ Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report Realistic Medicine

With our growing ability to analyze huge amounts of data, we need to harness and accelerate the opportunities which this presents to improve services and care experience across health and social care. Advances in big data, open data, personal data and scientific data such as the Human Genome Project require the informatics community to consider how we are enabled to;

• use the power of data to inform and transform health and social care services

• respond to the Digital transformation challenge and champion the role of data and intelligence as a part of this revolution

• support and enhance improving public health through the effective use of data

• understand the opportunities that big data and other developments such as linked data provide for transforming the data landscape in Scotland

• Support and develop our informatics workforce to ensure we have capacity and capability to deliver now and in the future

We would like to invite interested colleagues to the launch of the Health & Care Informatics Network for Scotland (HcINS) which is being supported  through a partnership with the Scottish Government and the Public Health & Intelligence Unit (PHI) of NHS National Services Scotland. The aim is to facilitate a network which promotes collaboration across health and care organisations, academia , policy and other sectors in support of improving the health and care system in Scotland.

National scoping workshops in summer 2017 highlighted that colleagues from a diverse range of organisations and roles in data and intelligence were keen to network  together and increase connectivity so they can;

Share - Understand data sources to enhance consistency, have clear definitions of who gets access to what  data, shared understanding of how to enhance  the intelligence of services from the data, help support colleagues in different areas to influence leaders in their understanding and use of data

Collaborate – collaborate on projects and gain opportunities to understand different informatics roles , work across local regional and national boundaries, access support when looking for new solutions ; bring people together to accelerate developments in new areas, focus on possibilities out with acute sector data; facilitate links to the  broader policy agenda such as digital public services,  develop new reports once and then share widely to enhance efficiency and increase value

Learn – Share learning resources through for example on- line webinars; shared learning events, shared workforce information such as job descriptions, person specs, skills frameworks; provide support for formal and informal professional development; opportunity to learn across different system boundaries and share perspectives e.g a repository for case studies; connect to existing special interest groups such as R users; provide demos of new tools and approaches to accelerate learning.

Join us to help shape how the Network can play a part in supporting you to contribute to  data driven health and social care innovations and improvements.