Vision and outcomes: An introduction to the information architecture review

Below is an overview of the CfWI information architecture project which includes both the initial requirement for the project and the project’s vision, objectives and desired outcomes, as clarified by the project team and selected partners.

An early project for the CfWI is a review of the information architecture that underpins workforce planning and development across the health and social care sectors in England.

This presentation has been produced following two workshops held to clarify and confirm the project’s objectives. It provides an overview of the project and includes both the initial requirement for the project and the project’s vision, objectives and desired outcomes, as clarified by the project team and selected partners.

The motivation behind the workshops and the production of this presentation is to provide the project team with a strong starting point and to guide future project activities. This presentation also acts as a reference document for partners interested in the aims of the project.

Information architecture described

The information architecture is a conceptual model representing the information stored and used for workforce planning and development across the health and social care sectors.

The principles of design and architecture are applied to describe the information used across the whole workforce planning and development system. The components of the system are pieced together to reveal where data is captured and stored, how it flows between organisations and how it is processed along the way, transforming data to information and information into intelligence.

The purpose of the model is to understand how efficient and effectively the data is processed and how well it fulfils the information needs of workforce planners. It provides a foundation for identifying and designing improvements.

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