In March 2020, as part of the wider Departmental and HSC efforts to address the impact of the pandemic, the Department’s Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) convened a ”Digital Co-ordination Cell” (DCC), reporting to Department of Health Gold Operations Cell to oversee the digital response to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland. The role of DCC was to co-ordinate the digital support of the DoH & HSC response to the burdens that Covid-19 would place upon the system.
The DCC continues to meet regularly to co-ordinate the release of new digital products and enhance and maintain existing products as well as planning the transition of these to appropriate business areas for future use. The DCC continues to be a useful tool for the co-ordination of the work of Digital Health and Care Northern Ireland (DHCNI).
Minutes of meetings of the DCC are available below and regular updates will continue to be provided here.