Book Chapter

Mind the Gap: Information Sharing Between Health, Mental Health and Social Care Services

Timothy Kariotis, Megan Prictor, Kathleen Gray, Shanton Chang, Elizabeth Cummings, Mark Merolli, Louise Schaper

Digital Health: Changing the Way Healthcare is Conceptualised and Delivered | Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | IOS Press | Published : 2019


Information sharing is key to integrated, collaborative, and continuous care. People with a lived experience of mental illness may access several services across the health, mental health and social care sectors, which creates challenges for information sharing. The health informatics community has traditionally not prioritised social care informatics. However, with the growing role of social care in the lives of people with complex health conditions, now is the time when we must consider the articulation between health informatics and social care informatics in Australia. This paper reports the results of a qualitative study to understand the current context of information sharing between h..

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