Have your say on eHealth

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There is still time for people to respond to the public consultation on the proposed eHealth and Care strategy for Northern Ireland which ends on on January 9 at 5pm.

Valerie Watts, Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board reminds people to respond: “I would encourage everyone to take part in the public consultation and help us make sure that eHealth and Care makes the best possible contribution to improving health and wellbeing for everyone.”

“The Board has been seeking the views of patients, clients, families, carers and the general public to help inform decisions about these proposals and a series of public meetings have already taken place. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed so far for their open and thought provoking engagement with the strategy team.”

eHealth is not just about technology but also about how it is used to help care for people.

Developing eHealth systems will provide support for staff to improve the effectiveness, quality and safety of the care they provide.

Services too can be better arranged around the patient and better information for staff and the public can support improved and faster decision making.

Responses or requests for further information or alternative formats should be emailed to eHealthstrategy@hscni.net; or in writing to: eHealth and Care strategy consultation, Health and Social Care Board, 12-22 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BS or telephone 028 9536 3323.Online consultation responses can also be submitted at: www.surveymonkey.com/S/75Y5VLB
To view the consultation documents visit www.hscboard.hscni.net/consult