Lessons from Covid

Writing in Digital Health News, DHC Director, Graham Kendall, outlines what’s worked, and what needs to change, identifying five key lessons: Focus on integrating solutions Support and empower local users to choose solutions that work for them. Avoid spending money twice – if a local service wants, and is willing to pay for, a more… Read More Lessons from Covid

Use remote consultation drive to ask what’s the best way to respond to each patient, every time

Commenting in Digital Health News about the Government’s drive for GP consultations to take place remotely “unless there’s a compelling reason not to”, DHC Director says this should be about “asking what’s the best way to respond to each patient, for every encounter”. “In many circumstances, the best option for both the GP and the… Read More Use remote consultation drive to ask what’s the best way to respond to each patient, every time

Breaking the Covid-19 backlog

The latest Digital Health Unplugged podcast explores how to break the Covid-19 backlog. DHC Director, Graham Kendall, joins host Andrea Downey and Tom Whicher, founder of DrDoctor to discuss. During the podcast, Graham highlights the importance of: developing integrated digital solutions that prioritise and enhance the user experience, rather than bulk buying commoditised siloes supporting… Read More Breaking the Covid-19 backlog

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