NHS England’s Chief Digital Officer, Juliet Bauer, examines achievements so far, such as developing patient facing tools and outlines plans for the future.
In the spring NHS England will plan to publish guidance to help local organisations ensure that systems they develop or commission, to bring together patients’ information in one place and known as a Personal Health Record, are as high quality and connectable as possible.
They will also release an early version of an NHS digital services manual drawing together new and existing design and development tools guidance, and begin initial testing of a single system for verifying the identity of those requesting access to digital health records and services.
NHS England are also building an open and connectable platform that will make it easy for innovative developers to plug their technology in to our single, joined up NHS app, and start making a difference to patients. The app will be live by the end of the year.
It’s clear that NHS England programmes are already having an impact on patients, helping them conveniently access the NHS and discover the very best advice and support so that they can care for themselves too.
Their role is to help these developments go further, faster so that we constantly improve the care and experience we offer patients.
There is also a new road map for digital health and care services which shows what has already been achieved and sets out time frames for future improvements.
Further information is available from the blog post here