Scottish Dementia Informatics PlatformSupporting the use linked health service data to
make advances in health care by improving dementia diagnosis and treatment.
Scottish dementia informatics platform
The Scottish Dementia Informatics Platform (SDIP) aims to link health and social care data to improve understanding about relationships between diagnosis and treatment and how personalised care and support can bring real benefits to the dementia community.
Scottish researchers have pioneered the use of linked health service data to make advances in health care by improving diagnosis and treatment. Linking health and social care data allows us to improve understanding about relationships between diagnosis and treatment and how personalised care and support can bring real benefits to the dementia community.
Dementia is complex and understanding the inter-related factors that play a part in a good diagnosis, optimal treatment, and person specific care and support will bring real benefits to everyone living with dementia.
Studies that have examined health and social care activity for people with dementia can improve our understanding of dementia at the individual and population level. By using linked data, doctors are able to develop a more personalised care plan for people that are given a dementia diagnosis.
This means that healthcare professionals can provide the right treatment for the right person at the right time to the diagnosis and management of dementia. Development of the health and scientific research infrastructure in Scotland is ongoing and is part of the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office’s future research strategy.
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