An essential condition for the Health system is that the care demand (quantity and quality) and the degree in which the delivered care connects, are made transparent and measurable. Therefore, preceding the purchase and implementation of information systems a national strategy for the automation of care are formulated. Therefore, prior to the purchase and implementation of information systems a national strategy for the automation of care should be formulated. IT investments are in fact no investments in automation systems, but investment in management information.
The application of IT should lead to better health outcomes by facilitating the process of care and reporting of controlling information, based on which processes and outcomes can be optimized. This is only possible when care information and administration systems are consistently and correctly used, and the standardized data is recorded. The first objective of the automation is therefore supporting the primary processes of healthcare professionals (provision of care and administration). From the data generated in the primary processes analyzes with regard to the quality and efficiency may then to be distilled which can be used for policy decisions.
ACSION provides support in the preparation of a data recording and analysis strategy and guided by this design a suitable IT infrastructure. The advantage of this integrated approach is that healthcare automation takes shape from the demands and wishes of the user and at the same time in the setting account is taken of the control information to generate. Eventually, with this complete and reliable information and knowledge is ensured without the need for double registration and administration.