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
- Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
- Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, The University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science, Edinburgh, UK
- School of Pharmacy, University College London, London, UK
- NHS Arden and GEM CSU, Warwick, UK
- Business School, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
- Institute of Health Informatics, University College London, London, UK
10 May 2022 @ 13:49
“Results We found the GDE programme accelerated digital transformation within participating provider organisations. This acceleration was triggered by: (1) dedicated funding and the associated requirement for matched internal funding, which in turn helped to prioritise digital transformation locally; (2) governance requirements put in place by the programme that helped strengthen existing local governance and project management structures and supported the emergence of a cadre of clinical health informatics leaders locally; and (3) reputational benefits associated with being recognised as a centre of digital excellence, which facilitated organisational buy-in for digital transformation and increased negotiating power with vendors.”
So the conclusion appears to be that putting resources – financial AND organisational – into the planning/introduction/development/training/communication of “digitalisation” leads to slightly better outcomes?
What a surprise!
PS agree with Terry: what are the problems to be addressed – & how does the GDE program (which is about siloed internal Trust arrangements) contribute to communication/collaboration in the wider NHS?
10 May 2022 @ 10:59
Nothing useful will happen until root cause analysis (RCA) of the fundamental issues in the NHS which are to be tackled by computing is done. Bumbling on about AI, machine learning plus other shiny new things will not solve the problem unless the base problems are recognised and specified. AI, ML etc have their uses when the base problems are addressed otherwise you have a solution akin to putting make-up on acne; it hides it OK but doesn’t cure it,
10 May 2022 @ 10:20
Yes, I wondered about the relationship to NHS DX. Dow the years there have been repeated efforts to link everything up with no end result.
25 March 2022 @ 18:27
Is this digital transformation (DX) part of the NHS DX initiative headed up by Dr Tim Ferris?