About eHealth

The eHealth Programme aims to change the way in which information and related technology are used within NHSScotland in order to improve the quality of patient care in support of the improvements and ambitions set out in The Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHSScotland.

Strategic Aims 

Strategic eHealth aims have been developed which will be the focus of our activity over this period to:

  • Maximise efficient working practices, minimise wasteful variation, bring about measurable savings and ensure value for money
  • Support people to communicate with NHS Scotland, manage their own health and wellbeing, and to become more active participants in the care and services they receive
  • Contribute to care integration and to support people with long term conditions
  • Improve the availability of appropriate information for healthcare workers and the tools to use and communicate that information effectively to improve quality
  • Improve the safety of people taking medicines and their effective use
  • Information and technology in a co-ordinated way to provide clinical and other local managers across the health and social care spectrum with the timely management information they need to inform their decisions on service quality, performance and delivery

NHS Boards have local eHealth Delivery plans which outline the action they are taking within their Boards

This is set out in detail in the eHealth Strategy 2011-17.


September 12th, 2012