NHS Digital has described the multi-partner project as a ‘hot-bed’ for healthcare technology exploration as well as being a ‘launchpad’ for concepts.
It’s a few months since Ella Worsdale, head of information at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, scooped the first Digital Health Award for future digital health leader. But, as she tells Owen Hughes, the achievement is one that still hasn’t quite sunk in – perhaps in part because she’s busy with the data work for which she was recognised.
If we truly want a fast-moving and innovative NHS then procurement processes that lock out small and medium sized enterprises need to change, argues Matt O’Donovan of WiFi SPARK.
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After six years of growth – and with the promise of more on the horizon – staff at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust decided to move its online patient service into the managed cloud. According to Kevin Hamer, the trust’s IT development service manager, it is a change which was not challenge-free but from which benefits have almost immediately flowed.
There is no shortage of data in modern healthcare, but the means to pull it together quickly and easily and then to understand it are often lacking. Not so at University Hospital Southampton, where a small team has adapted a 1990s data visualisation concept from US academics into working system they describe as transformative. Project lead and consultant surgeon David Rew explains more.