BCS has a crucial role in helping to shape the future of health care. We live in a connected world and healthcare needs to integrate with our 21st Century lives.
Integrating health care with our 21st century lives requires information and technology systems that integrate with each other. The expertise of the BCS Health community puts us in a good position to offer guidance on how to integrate local health economies to create data liquidity and enabling transformation in the way that care is delivered. BCS is helping to shape with the clinical professions in its active role as a founding member of the Professional Record Standards Body.
A key part of the BCS Mission is to inform the public and help ensure that everyone can benefit from IT. BCS Health has a proud history of informing the public on how to protect their information. Now more than ever as the health care sector further advances the use of data BCS Health has a responsibility to inform the public on how their data will be used, the steps taken to protect their data and how they can safely and securely manage their own information.
The use of information in health care can only be fully harnessed by ensuring the Professionalism of the IT workforce who create and manage the IT systems. BCS as the professional body for IT provides the support required to the IT profession, and BCS Health are creating an engaging Professionalism programme for the IT workforce in health care.