Introduction: Hiding in plain sight or disappearing in the rear view mirror?: Whatever happened to the revolution in information for health and social care - Learning from England and Australia

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Abstract

This themed section has at its heart reflections on the development of policy of, and for, information in health and social care over the last ten years in both the UK and Australia. It addresses a set of concerns often overlooked within social policy, namely the use of information and information systems as tools by organisations, policy makers and practitioners in the modernisation or transformation of public services, including in this case health and social care. Not long ago, in both countries, information was perceived as a panacea for the problems of integrating care services between health and social care organisations and these organisations and the patient, client or user of services. The authors focus upon England and Australia and contrast them briefly with other countries in Europe where the state plays a range of roles in the provision of health and social care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-568
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Volume13
Issue number4
Early online date26 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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