•  9 May 2022
     12:00 - 13:00

There is currently a strong drive internationally towards creating digitally advanced healthcare systems through coordinated efforts at a national level. The English Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme is a large-scale national health information technology change programme aiming to promote digitally-enabled transformation in secondary healthcare provider organisations by supporting relatively digitally mature provider organisations to become international centres of excellence.

The aim of this study was to qualitatively evaluate the impact of the GDE programme in promoting digital transformation in provider organisations that took part in the programme.

The GDE programme has been successful in accelerating digital transformation in participating provider organisations. Large-scale digital transformation programmes in healthcare can stimulate local progress through protected funding, putting in place governance structures and leveraging reputational benefits for participating provider organisations, around a coherent vision of transformation.

Hear from Robin Williams and Kathrin Cresswell from the University of Edinburgh in discussion with Katie MacLure (BCS Health & Care Scotland) for our BCS BMJ HCI Journal Club hosted by Digital Health.




Driving digital health transformation in hospitals: a formative qualitative evaluation of the English Global Digital Exemplar programme 


Krasuska, M1, Williams, R2, Sheikh1, A, Franklin, B3, Hinder, S2, TheNguyen, H2, Lane, W4, Mozaffar, H5, Mason., K4, Eason, S4, Potts, H6 and Cresswell, K1

  1. Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
  2. Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, The University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science, Edinburgh, UK
  3. School of Pharmacy, University College London, London, UK
  4. NHS Arden and GEM CSU, Warwick, UK
  5. Business School, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  6. Institute of Health Informatics, University College London, London, UK