In developing this Framework for Service Change, we provide a policy context as well as a plan of action. We make a number of detailed recommendations in the Report and these are underpinned by the following key messages. In planning the future of the NHS Ayrshire & Arran
1. Evaluate the present information tech. & management system of A & A. During evaluation it has to be seen that how NHS Ayrshire & Arran services achieve their mission and what present strategy they ARE applying to fulfill their aims.
2. Discuss at length about the shortcoming or bottlenecks to implement the strategies to achieve the objectives of the implementation of information management and technology. How these shortcomings could be eradicated and finally how we will achieve the required aims/ goals to develop a prudent information tech. & management system, which could fulfill the needs of the NHS Ayrshire & Arran.
3. Analyze the existing strategies and plans and future needs of the NHS Ayrshire & Arran. In future what specific requirements will be needed is to BE analyzed for implementing any strategic information and technological changes.
NHS Ayrshire and Arran is an agency, which is providing health/ services and supporting health improvement initiatives based at Boswell house in Ayr. The Ayrshire and Arran acute hospitals NHS trust services are based on five sites in Ayrshire and Arram i.e. Ayr Hospital, Ayr, Ayrshire central hospital at Irvine, Biggart hospital, prestwick, crosshouse hospital, kilmernock and Health field clinic Ayr. It has been supported by primary care services of 63 general medical practices, 66 general dental practices, 90 community pharmacists, 55 optical outlets plus 5 practices which provides services in nursing residential and day care facilities, 47 health centers and clinics and area services including children's services, school nursing, and professional allied to medicine, mental health and sexual health.
Primary care trust also responsible for the delivery of a range of in-patient services across 12 hospital sites, ranging from mental health, frail elderly services, learning disabilities and day care hospital. It is serving the population of 3,67,140. The demographic trends show that though population is decreasing but population of older people increasing, results in growth of aged people.
Main aim of the NHS Ayrshire' & Arran is to provide better health services to its population and specifically provide health services to those people who are deprived, results in reducing inequality in availing health services in its service area.
Clearly the overall objectives of the services are to: -
1- Introduce a prudent system, which is user friendly.
2- Provide all the required information to the user; it may be public or patient.
3- Develop a system having care records i.e. could be able to integrate the complete system so that