With the aim of streamlining clinical workflows and becoming paperless by 2020, North East London NHS Trust is well down the path to digital maturity.
NHS Continuing Healthcare – a complex package of care funded solely by the NHS – is vital for many people living with complex health needs. Speedy assessment of applicability is naturally crucial. For Cheshire and Wirral CCGs, that used to be a challenge – and then they went digital. Karen Smith, service lead for NHS Continuing Healthcare and complex care, explains more.
Using software developed by NDL, Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, are hoping to create online consent forms in a bid to reduce clinical risk.
Medical software consultancy MDSAS has chosen Docman Connect to deliver medical correspondence for clinical practices in Stockport.
For the third of Digital Health’s advisory series, Claire Read reports on how mobile technology is being valuably used to improve care within hospital walls and to help non-clinical staff work more efficiently.
A new report from market research firm Digital Health Intelligence concludes the government’s target for all NHS hospitals to become paperless will not be met before 2027.
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is using a 4G network from EE to make sure its community nurses can update records in real time; enabling them to see more patients while benefiting from a better work-life balance.
Now the Wachter Review is out, Dr John Lockley thinks there are lots of principles for IT implementation that hospitals could learn from the more digitised primary care.
The NHS is taking another run at digital transformation. At a national level, much of the “heavy lifting” is falling to NHS Digital. Ben Heather talks to three of the new organisation’s leaders about what coming for a digital NHS.
Dr Robert Wachter has said the “unrealistic” paperless 2020 goal should be discarded in his long-awaiting review into the digital future of the NHS, which also calls for more national funding for IT, and a further push on clinical engagement.