What is DataLoch’s purpose?
In the DataLoch team, we believe that putting data at the centre of responses to health and care system challenges is critical to improving services through research, innovation and planning.
Our approach will lead to better decision-making, research, and support for colleagues on the front line. We will do this by:
- bringing together health and social care data for the South-East Scotland region;
- working with experts in health and social care to understand and improve this data; and
- providing safe access to data for researchers.
What challenges will DataLoch help solve?
In common with the rest of the UK, the South-East Scotland region is facing a number of major health and social care challenges. These include: an ageing population; increasing numbers of people living with long-term and often multiple conditions; delays in hospital discharge; and ever-increasing costs of medicines. Meeting such challenges requires new innovative solutions.
Bringing together key health and social care data will allow a holistic data-driven approach to the prevention and treatment of different conditions, as well as the provision of health and social care services more broadly.