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make advances in health care by improving dementia diagnosis and treatment.
Scottish Dementia Informatics Partnership (SDIP)
The SDIP aims to link health and social care data to improve understanding of the healthcare of people living with dementia and at a high risk of developing this condition.
In Scotland, when a person uses the national health and social care services, all the information that is generated from their visit is stored in different systems. Scotland is producing a significant amount of clinical data about people living with dementia and healthcare in general. SDIP is supporting joining this information together, as it will offer great opportunities to dementia research.
Another component of the SDIP is the Scottish Brain Health Register (SBHR). This is a research interest register that connects people to dementia and brain health research and is situated as part of a memory clinic service, meaning that all patients under the service’s care receive the opportunity to take part in research and to be kept informed on what research is being done.
At a higher level, SDIP, as its own project, will hold Scotland as a case study and report how data linkage, and the integration of data, can be used to address national healthcare challenges.
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