The Council’s membership is designed to reflect the diverse range of disciplines across the health service, both public and private. It is not limited to clinicians. Membership is open to all those who have experience in taking a leading role in delivering eHealth.
The Council is dispersed geographically, both nationally and internationally, and is brought together for specific team meetings, or convened through special interest groups, particularly in respect of the following functions:
- Advisory and consultation,
- Initiation and innovation,
- Implementation and delivery,
- Research and development;
This description is not exhaustive and it is anticipated that the Council will continue to grow and evolve.
In addition to its general functions the Council will afford the eHealth programme a pool of expertise and experience through specific panels. These panels will be composed of self-selected members, who have an expertise, interest or skill set relevant to the item of discussion, examination or potential ICT solution.
- Expert advisory panels encompass a very broad representation across health and wellbeing (e.g. Shared Record Programme, Electronic Health Record, etc.)
- Specialist panels are expected to hold specific knowledge or experience in relation to a detailed item for discussion (e.g. ePharmacy, Health Information and Patient Safety Bill, eReferrals, etc.)
In undertaking this work, the Council is supported by the CCIO Management Team.