Missed appointments, long wait times, and a manner of other logistical and financial issues have become more common in our healthcare landscape. However the UK has also shown remarkable adaptability in the face of the global Covid-10 pandemic, with the adoption of new digital tools and apps to track and trace the spread of the virus across the nation. HealthTech has the ability to improve our patient outcomes, drive efficiency and deliver unprecedented medical breakthroughs. With smartphone cameras being used as heart rate monitors, and contact lenses measuring blood sugar levels we are moving into an era when we can all collect physiological data about ourselves. There is massive potential for preventative healthcare technologies in creating stable long-term population health outcomes. Increasingly, cross-sector collaboration, innovation, big data and the possibilities of AI mean we are at a transformational moment for dealing with our Health. It is crucial that our leaders gain the skills and capabilities necessary to understand HealthTech and build new technologies, and this important work is not left solely to digital teams.
As the Integrated Care Systems (ICS) structure continues to develop in 2023, how can we look to transform and improve the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) process through digitisation?’ discusses Lisa O’Neill , IEG4’s CHC Specialist As the structure of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) continues to develop, […]
Ahead of her session at Digital Health Rewired in March 2023, Misbah Mahmood reveals how the role of the digital midwife is changing and the key part it plays in digital transformation for NHS trusts. The role of a digital midwife has traditionally been […]
Digital technology is the conduit to equal and equitable access to care. Get that right and we can ensure that the NHS is meeting the needs of all the population and not just those who are equipped to navigate the healthcare system. The NHS was […]
Patient education and engagement is fundamentally important when it comes to improving a patient’s ability to manage their health and improve their health outcomes. By educating people about their health condition, they are more likely to be able to seek, understand, and act on the […]
Interoperability as the key to making a perfect vision an effective and trusted reality With Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) becoming a reality as an essential ingredient of the NHS Long Term Plan, the need to ensure that data and information flows readily and securely between […]
The University of Worcester’s Jenny Pinfield and Elaine Swift, discuss how they are supporting the wellbeing of pre-registration nursing, nursing associate and midwifery students, through student engagement analytics. With record numbers of new nursing students attending university, and an increased focus on a digital learning […]