Data Can Save Lives

Share and care - Dr Simon Bowers says sharing data will help health staff and patients make better care decisions
HEALTHY Liverpool have created a new video which explains the importance of data sharing. Working with LittleJeff Productions, the Healthy Liverpool team have created the three-minute film with Dr Simon Bowers highlighting the data sharing benefits in a real A&E environment. He said: “The aim of data sharing is for medical professionals and community teams to have access to medical history when needed. In an emergency situation this could save precious time and even save lives. “So far, thousands of records have been accessed and it’s a valuable tool. “This new approach provides a joined up system where your doctor, your hospital services and community staff will work around you. It means that health professionals can make quicks and safer decision with you about the best approach to treatment.” The video can be viewed on the Healthy Liverpool YouTube channel here.