11 suppliers chosen to provide video consults during Covid-19

Commenting in Digital Health News on the recent rapid procurement to provide video consults during Covid-19, Graham Kendall, Director of the Digital Healthcare Council, said: “Undoubtedly there is huge demand for online consultations at scale and the rapid tender process shows how quickly it’s possible to move when there’s a coordinated and determined effort. “While… Read More 11 suppliers chosen to provide video consults during Covid-19

Strike while the iron is hot: why we need to go further on digital health

Writing in Digital Health News, DHC Director, Graham Kendall explores why there is much more to be done to use digital to respond to coronavirus. Patient education and health coaching, triaging, mental health support, contact tracing, identifying high-risk groups and hotspots, robotics and workflow optimisation should all feature in our response to Covid-19. Read the… Read More Strike while the iron is hot: why we need to go further on digital health

RCGP call for investment in digital

Commenting in Digital Health News on the RCGP’s tech manifesto, DHC Director, Graham Kendall explained how technology can significantly decrease pressures on GPs: “The manifesto pledge from the secretary of state for 6,000 additional GPs and 50 million more patient consultations is certainly an ambitious one. However, the Digital Healthcare Council would strongly advocate that… Read More RCGP call for investment in digital

CQC highlights barriers preventing adoption of technology in NHS

Commenting in Digital Health News on the CQC’s Annual State of Care report, which highlights ‘great benefits’ of technology, the DHC’s Director, Graham Kendall, said: “Digital care, working hand-in-hand with face-to-face provision, is an increasingly important part of solving access to care. “Digital consultations can take the pressure off hard pressed emergency departments that are… Read More CQC highlights barriers preventing adoption of technology in NHS