Vision and Value in Health Information offers a significant challenge: to find a place for health information in the modernization of health services in the UK. It comprises a collection of key essays from eminent contributors on the innovative use and development of information in health care.
Introduction. Edith Korner: NHS visionary, reformer and friend. Learning from history. Improving Great Britain's health system - an adaptive model to harness information and evidence. The need for a new healthcare paradigm - patient-centered and knowledge-driven. Information as patient's advocate. Information for practice improvement. Information for good governance. Information for the assessment of outcomes. Principles and purpose for child health informatics. New methods of documenting health visiting practice. Using information for public benefit. Globalization or localization - common truths or local knowledge?