Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) would be embedded in law but digital maturity will only be achieved with the right governance, a healthcare lawyer has said.
Health secretary Matt Hancock exclusively revealed the second wave of trusts to recieve funding under the Digital Aspirant programme at Rewired 2021.
One year on from the release of the first wave of blueprints, it’s unclear what the uptake has been and if any systems have successfully been implemented.
Speaking at the Policy Exchange Hancock assured the newly elected Government would “double down on the tech agenda and bring the NHS into the 21st Century”.
Dubbed the ‘digital control centre’ the 10-year project aims to advance acute and integrated care at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
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Speaking at NHS Expo, Dave Austin explained how the digital ward had allowed clinicians to monitor patient data and identify signs of deterioration.
Cambridge University Hospitals and Royal Berkshire have implemented a digital sepsis blueprint released in Febriary as part of the GDE programme.
The team currently receive 180 adult referrals every months and, though they arrive electronically, they are processed manually.