By Local Government Association (2014)
This research aims to capture examples of where councils have used technology and digital tools and approaches to deliver services that are better target and more efficient. This report demonstrates that there is significant technological innovation in local government, and finds that it is being applied with real skill and thoughtfulness. Councils have learned lessons from technology projects in the past, and are increasingly using agile and flexible project management approaches to implementation, belying the myth that the public sector cannot effectively implement change supported by information technology.
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By Department of Health (September 2013)
The government accepts all the recommendations of the Caldicott report and highlights that while information sharing is essential to provide good care for everyone, there are rules that must be followed.
The ambitions of this response are that:
- everyone will feel confident that information about their health and care is secure, protected and shared appropriately when that is in their interest
- people will be better informed about how their information is used and shared while they are receiving care, including how it could be used in anonymised form for research, for public health and to create better services
- if people don’t want their information to be shared in this way, they will know how to object if they want to
- people will be increasingly able to access their own health and care records
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