The use of advances in digital technology to improve both population and personal health interventions is integral to the green paper. For example:
- Use of population based IT systems to bring together health information across primary and secondary care to provide a population level dataset with a greater power to predict and prevent adverse health outcomes at both an individual and a population level
- Better integration of personal datasets eg information collected on exercise levels from smartphones with health care, enabling health care professionals to consult and advise on the basis of patient collected data on, for example exercise levels and sleep quality.
There is an opportunity, when designing new physical activity interventions to collaborate with local and national digital strategy experts to ensure that data collection on physical activity is uniform and useable across the integrated care system.