How digital is changing the NHS landscape – take the leap or be left behind?
This session will explore the challenges and opportunities around digitalisation in the NHS – the game changers in progress in some parts of the country where it threatens the traditional structures of the NHS, how digital leaders are transforming the way patient care is delivered and its role in joining up health and care systems.
The session will discuss the latest plans from NHSX and there’ll be case studies from University Hospitals Birmingham and Milton Keynes University NHS Foundations Trusts. In Birmingham, they’ve plans to use a triage phone app to reduce emergency attendances at A&E and video technology to run remote outpatient appointments – resulting in them providing a digital out-of-hospital service. Milton Keynes Hospital is now one of the most digitally advanced hospitals – it was the first hospital to enable outpatients to book their appointments online, it gives patients wearable technology to monitor their clinical symptoms and has launched e-care, an electronic patient records system. There will also be an overview of NAPC Digital on its work supporting the adoption of practical and innovative technology that is focused on the needs of local populations.