Birmingham and Solihull Health Information Exchange
Ever wondered why, when you see a social worker, they can't see all your health and care information?
And why you find yourself having to answer the same old questions over and over?
Well, the simple answer is they all use different computer systems to record your details. And because these systems aren't connected, the health and care organisations looking after you can't share your information with each other.
But that's changing with the introduction of something called the Birmingham and Solihull Health Information Exchange; or HIE.
Our experience of working with COVID-19 has shown how important it is for the health and care professionals caring for a person to be able to see their information without delay.
HIE will make a joined-up approach to health and care much more possible.