For us in the island communities of Orkney the use of digital technology in the delivery of health care is vital. But what are your views on it? How could it be improved?
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee wishes to hear from people about whether the Scottish Government’s proposals for digital health and social care adequately addresses the future requirements of the NHS and social care sector in Scotland.
Neil Findlay MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee, said:
“Digital technology has the potential to change the face of health and social care delivery. We want to find out whether enough is being done to realise that potential and to build a picture of how innovative an NHS we can expect to see in ten years’ time.”
“Innovation is going to be incredibly important in ensuring that services keep pace with technology and that systems are joined up and work for the whole of the NHS and care sector. We’re asking for views on whether the Scottish Government’s draft Digital Health and Social Care strategy meets those aspirations.”
You can read the draft Digital Health and Care Strategy 2017 -22 and the closing date for responses is 12th July.
If you would like to respond the committee has asked that you think about the following questions:
- What do you consider to have been the main successes of the existing Scottish Government’s eHealth and telecare/telehealth strategies and why?
- What do you consider have been the main failures of the existing Scottish Government’s eHealth and telecare/telehealth strategies and why?
- How well does the Scottish Government’s draft Digital Health and Social Care Strategy 2017-2022 address the future requirements of the NHS and social care sector?
- Do you think there are any significant omissions in the Scottish Government’s draft Digital Health and Social Care Strategy 2017-2022.
- What key opportunities exist for the use of technology in health and social care over the next 10 years?
- What actions are needed to improve the accessibility and sharing of the electronic patient record?
- What are the barriers to innovation in health and social care?
How to submit written evidence
Before making a submission, please read the policy on treatment of written evidence. In line with that policy, submissions will normally be published on the website. In some circumstances people may prefer for their evidence to be treated as confidential or published anonymously. If you wish to do this, please make this clear when submitting your evidence.
Written submissions should be reasonably brief and typewritten in Word format (preferably no more than 4-6 sides of A4 in total).
The deadline for receipt of written submissions is Wednesday 12 July 2017.
Owing to the timescales normally required for the processing and analysis of evidence, late submissions will only be accepted with the advance agreement of the clerk.
The Committee prefers to receive submissions electronically. These should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also send a hard copy of written submissions to:
Health and Sport Committee
Reporter: Fiona Grahame