The North West ADASS Informatics, Digital and Assistive Technology Workstream is lead by Julie Moss, DASS at Knowsley Council and is chaired by Jenny Rollinson, Head of Service Redesign for Adult Social Care at Stockport Council.
The workstream builds upon the excellent work of its predecessor – the North West ADASS Information, Management and Technology Group – but extends its reach beyond electronic recording, electronic reporting, electronic standards, and information sharing and into the use of technology generally, the broader role of assistive technology within health and social care, and opportunities for generating efficiencies, generating income and working collaboratively to pilot, and where appropriate role out new initiatives in the field of IDAT across the sector.
The role of the workstream is to:
- Share ideas and experience
- Identify and promote clear guidance and good practice in health and social care informatics, as well as the positive contribution informatics, Digital and Assistive Technology makes in health and social care arenas
- Identify gaps and inconsistencies in current guidance and practice.
- Find ways of filling these gaps, commissioning work as necessary from others, including groups within ADASS and elsewhere.
- Seek funding to support the piloting and evaluation of alternative interventions
- Identify issues for debate and seek agreement on how to address issues identified through collaborative working
- Work with other groups and initiatives to ensure common purpose and avoid duplication or inconsistency in approach/outcomes
- Work with other NW ADASS Workstreams on programmes where informatics is an integral element or enabler
- Contribute to the provision of regional responses to relevant consultations