What is Access to Information?
Access to Information was primarily established to address the fragmentation that exists within the health systems in use in Ireland and to bring the silos of information together. It is also tasked with ensuring new systems and solutions being introduced will integrate with other systems and that no new silos of information are created. The function has an enterprise wide view of eHealth Solutions so information can flow easily through the system and can be reused and redirected where appropriate.
There are four programmes of work in the Access to Information portfolio:
- Healthlink, the National Message Broker
- Healthmail, the National Secure Clinical Email Solution
- Integration, building blocks for national Electronic Health Record
- Innovation, development of MyHealthPortal
The vision of Access to Information is to enable timely access to health Information when and where it’s needed. This will be achieved by enabling change and improved efficiencies within the Health Service through the use of connected eHealth solutions .