The digital health revolution
The NHS Long Term Plan in 2019 spoke of a ‘digital first’ healthcare system for the UK.
Little did we know how quickly that reality would be forced upon us.
When the nation was forced into self-isolation last year, the NHS had to think on its feet, adapting fast to avoid disaster.
But despite the extra pressure the pandemic created and the tragedies many in the sector had to witness, some positive side effects emerged from the crisis.
The industry saw financial restrictions and red tape slashed, allowing NHS organisations to invest in new digital services faster and more widely than ever.
This brought changes to health and social care that went further and faster than many people thought possible, from remote consultations with GPs to the ability to share sensitive data in real time.
There is still monumental pressure on the NHS, of course – leaders have warned that extra government funding could quickly run out in the face of record waiting lists. And without the right action there’s a danger the NHS Long Term Plan won’t be realised.
Health organisations must now continue to lean on digital technology to support them through the difficult period of transition for the sector.
Our latest report explores how you can do that.
Report: How digital technology is supporting the health sector’s bounce-back from Covid-19
The pandemic accelerated digital transformation in the UK’s health sector by more than four years, according to our latest report with the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
And all that innovation has significantly boosted patient satisfaction, employee productivity and employee satisfaction, potentially adding £53 billion to UK GDP by 2040 if the current pace of change continues.
But what does all this mean for you and your organisation? And how can you make the most of the digital opportunities ahead?
We’ve created this health sector-focused report to help you answer these questions and more.
- Which digital technologies the health sector has been investing in and why
- How hybrid working is creating better work/life balance and relieving pressure on the NHS
- How new digital services are helping to deliver better patient care, and what those services are
- How smarter use of data is creating a better connected, more unified health sector
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Healthcare organisations Investing in the following areas could add £53 billion to UK GDP by 2040:
- • Hybrid working technology
- • Digital delivery of services
- • Larger, richer data sets
We’ll help you adopt and improve all three in a way that works for you, your people and the customers you serve, not just today but in years to come.
Road to rebound: What lies ahead for health and social care?
From resilience to rebound - the UK’s health sector was better prepared than others to roll out digital solutions to cope with dramatic shifts in lifestyle prompted by lockdown.
And the NHS was better prepared than their private sector counterparts too.
But what happens next? How are CIOs and healthcare leaders continuing to adapt to the permanent changes we expect to see as a result of Covid-19.
We spoke to technology leaders in the NHS, in social care and in private Healthcare to find out.
Our report explores:
- How healthcare organisations are investing in digital technology to improve patient outcomes, via access to real-time information.
- How the pandemic has helped deliver a permanent culture-change, both amongst staff and patients.
- The importance of security, network capability and mobile working when developing new systems.
- How the pandemic has boosted the ‘digital first’ capabilities and aspirations of the entire sector.