Our direction of travel:
We have started a journey towards central data and analytics solutions for the improvement of public health. While encompass will do a great to aid in the centralisation of data, there a many other digital/data systems that can add significant value.
For example, in service planning or improvement, understanding staffing levels is critical -requiring integration with Human Resource systems. Furthermore, cost/impact analysis of any new service or improvement will require integration of finance systems. all of this information must be used together – linking together datasets from internal and external sources to add value to analysis – with high quality data improving the model and the accuracy of any outcome measure.
With this in mind as critical to our data journey, our strategy describes our ambitious plans to make data more accessible, interoperable and usable in Northern Ireland.
How we have developed the Data Strategy
The Data Strategy has been developed in collaboration with stakeholders from across HSC ecosystems, as well as through engagement with our people and population It is intended for all of those involved in the delivery of health and social care services as ell as those that support and work with HSC.
The Data strategy outlines the vision, mission and objectives for data and information across Health and Social Care Northern Ireland until 2030, to be reviewed in 2027 at the 5 year mark.
Download the Data Strategy to read in full.
Page last updated: 29 June 2023