National Initiatives Impacting Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) in the United Kingdom
The objective of this research service is to present an analysis of initiatives impacting healthcare information technology (HCIT) in the United Kingdom.
The regional scope of this research includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
About this report
UK Healthcare delivery is being restructured to improve cohesion between secondary and primary care segments and healthcare professionals and patients; HCIT solutions have a key role in this transition. Furthermore, failure of many large investment initiatives has paved way for the UK eHealth strategy and eHealth action plan 2011-2017. This study discusses HCIT strategies in the UK primary and secondary care sectors, market adoption of HCIT, focus areas, and type of contracts. It focuses on the roles of government, NHS, and regional healthcare and regulatory authorities. The study also documents key pilot and commercial HCIT projects and vendor opportunities. The report analyses HCIT in Wales, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
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