Being able to access the right data and information at the right time is critical to enabling transformation and delivering optimal care. Digital transformation is a key enabler in implementing the Long Term Plan and there are a number of significant areas where digital capability is making a difference. Whilst considering developing digital technology there is a need to remember that it is all about the people at the centre, and how we can make their life better and life better for care providers too.
How we can help
We can work with you to develop your local digital strategy in a way that is user friendly and helps give useful information quickly and easily to support all parts of the system in playing their role in delivering high quality, effective and efficient care. We provide strategic and technical expertise to deliver end-to-end support that covers engagement, strategy, infrastructure, implementation and continuous improvement.
Integrating care records across health and care
Successfully implementing an interoperability programme provides better information at the point of care, improves the speed and quality of decision making and the quality of care delivered, reduces unnecessary referrals and admissions, and helps clinicians to offer the most appropriate treatments. Interoperability and joining information together not only allows you, as professionals, to make faster decisions, they’re also safer and better quality, and you can be confident in your decision making because you can trust that you are getting the most complete picture. Our experience of developing and deploying five major integrated care record and interoperability programmes across the south of England means that we are able to provide expert advice and implementation support to systems across the programme cycle.
Supporting health and wellbeing
Key to the success of the prevention agenda is the use of digital technology such as patient-facing websites and online apps to support self-management of health. As well as focusing on prevention, health technology helps to improve outcomes for individuals and promotes patient independence, which can result in a reduction in avoidable service use.