Earlier today Policy Exchange’s Health and Social Care Unit published a major report, At your service, on General Practice. It’s an excellent critique with many worthwhile proposals for change. Its section on digital transformation is particularly interesting. Definitely worth reading in full, but key standouts for us on digital health include specific proposals to: Shift… Read More At your service
Today’s waiting list data reveals some of the startling challenges before us. Following the publication of the elective recovery plan earlier this week, it’s unsurprising that we see yet another record waiting list finally topping 6 million. However, diving into the figures reveals a number of worrying trends. Many more people are waiting much longer… Read More Today’s record waiting lists reveal trends slipping under the radar
During a recent DHC meeting of members and key figures from NHSX, we explored challenges in developing sustainable health and social care AI solutions. Several key themes emerged: Focus on outcomes. Defining improved health and social care outcomes should be the starting point for AI, as with any other technology solution. Our national AI strategy… Read More Building a learning health and social care system with artificial intelligence
Commenting in Andrea Downey’s article in Digital Health News, DHC director Graham Kendall explained how technology has an important part to play reducing GP burnout and managing patient demand, giving examples of how DHC members have been supporting clinicians to tackle the pressures of Covid. “With a record-level waiting list of 5.4 million and an… Read More GP burnout – is tech to blame for mounting workloads?
For digital providers, the consultation on the CQC’s new strategy is an opportunity to highlight how the regulatory process could, and should, be making better use of what digital services can offer. As a collective voice of 17 digital health providers, we responded with our thoughts on how the new strategy could help meet the… Read More Influencing the future of healthcare regulation
Writing in Open Access Government, DHC Director, Graham Kendall outlines what has worked in response to Covid, and what needs to change. He highlights the need to: focus on integrating solutions that prioritise the user experience support and empower local users to choose solutions that work for them spend wisely, and avoid duplicating expenditure work… Read More Lessons from COVID-19: How can healthcare change for the better?
Commenting in City AM, DHC Director, Graham Kendall discusses reasons for why digital health is set to grow over the long-term. “These fundamental pressures [e.g. demographic changes and long-term conditions] and an increasing patient appetite for accessible, always-on care, will drive innovation in digital healthcare and encourage widespread adoption over the foreseeable future”. Read the… Read More Healthtech: are ‘virtual’ doctors here to stay?
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
Taking part in a Centre for Progressive Policy Think Tank discussion on the future of central and local government data, DHC Director, Graham Kendall, outlines challenges and opportunities facing digital healthcare. Chaired by the CPP’s Director, Charlotte Alldritt, the webinar brings together a panel of data and technology leaders including: Beth Simone Noveck, Director of… Read More Shaping a post-pandemic future
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