Professor Bob Wachter believes the NHS requires ‘a new central investment’ to achieve digital maturity and realise the potential of emerging technologies.
The vast US healthcare industry is slowly seeing the benefits of a decade of investment in IT systems, but much remains to be done before it achieves the full productivity benefits of digitisation.
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The breadth and variety of global digital exemplar plans, presented by leading NHS trusts, were highlighted at the second Digital Health Leadership Summit.
NHS England plans to fund 20 “fast follower” trusts to become digital advanced in the next three years, using blueprints laid out by the 16 digital exemplar trusts.
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In the first piece of a two part look ahead at 2017, Digital Health News asked some leading healthcare IT suppliers for their predictions for the year to come.
People and policies came and went at the top of healthcare IT, but some trusts pushed on with major projects and news emerged of tech developments that might shape the years ahead. Lyn Whitfield reviews 2016.
With the publication of the Wachter Review, Dr John Lockley has been thinking about what secondary care could learn from primary care’s experience of digitisation. This month: what gets clinicians engaged.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has picked Epic as the preferred supplier of a new electronic patient record.
The new NHS Digital Academy will be a virtual organisation that will make use of existing assets and infrastructure, Harpreet Sood from NHS England has said.
The NHS’ chief clinical information officer has launched a spirited defence of the controversial exemplars programme.