14 January 2011
In October 2010 the Department of Health announced a document for consultation called "An Information Revolution". An Information Revolution is one of a series of documents for consultation published subsequent to the White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS.
Director General for Informatics Christine Connelly said: “We live today in an information rich environment. The information we have changes our perspective and influences the decisions we make each and every day. The time has come to apply these principles to the delivery of health and care services. Building from a base of accurate care records the Information Revolution will deliver more informed patients, more engaged professionals, more efficient organisations and, ultimately, improved outcomes.”
The consultation closed on the 14th Jan 2011 and HL7 UK have responded and look forward to engaging positively with the NHS, other standards organizations and industry bodies to realize the great potential future benefits of interoperability standards in the NHS.
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