The latest Digital Health Unplugged is now live. In this episode we take a look at how to have the best working relationship with IT teams.

Often there is a “power struggle” between clinicians and IT teams over who should be leading the development and implementation of digital and technology programmes, which can lead to a breakdown in working relationships.

Tune in to hear from:

  • Dr Simon Eccles, NHSX CCIO and deputy CEO
  • Kevin Percival, CNIO at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and vice chair of the Digital Health CNIO Network
  • Dr Constantin Jabarin, international CCIO for Allscripts

Our expert panel look at how to move beyond the power struggle, why it’s important for IT teams and clinicians to work well together, and the untapped knowledge both parties have to offer on new ways of working digitally.

They stress the importance of having digital leaders – such as CCIOs, CIOs, CNIOs – in every organisation to advocate on behalf of clinicians who want to get involved in the digital transformation process.

All the panelists provide a wealth of advice for clinicians struggling to work with IT teams, or those who are unsure how to get their idea heard.

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