HAVE YOUR SAY: Birmingham & Solihull Health Information Exchange
Birmingham and Solihull’s health and social care organisations would like to hear your thoughts on the new Health Information Exchange (HIE), planned to launch in the next few months.
The Birmingham and Solihull HIE is an electronic record of a person’s care. The difference between this and what already exists is that it will bring together all your separate health and social care records into a structured, easy-to-read format.
This will give those professionals directly involved in your care a more complete view of the care and treatment you have had across all settings.
This will mean that you will not have to keep repeating all your details when receiving care from any health or social care organisation across Birmingham and Solihull.
If you live in Birmingham or Solihull, they want you to give your views on the Health Information Exchange. You can tell them your concerns, your ideas and your expectations by completing a short survey.
It should take about 10 minutes to read the background information and then another 10 to fill in the survey. You’ll find the survey here. Your feedback is very important so please complete the survey by the closing date of Monday 4 January.
When you do the survey, you’ll also get the chance to register your interest in being involved with the HIE as a critical friend – providing feedback and taking part in further surveys as the programme develops. This will help make sure it works as well as possible for all patients and people who use services.
For further information and any updates please go to the dedicated HIE page.