How Trusts are saving thousands of hours, which can be spent with patients instead
3 March 2023
18 January 2023
Guy Lucchi, Managing Director of Healthcare at System C, explains how Trusts are rolling out their electronic prescribing systems in record time with immediate benefits to patient care.
1 September 2022
Virtual wards had been hovering in the background until Covid thrust them into the spotlight. Their expansion is now one of the top priorities across the NHS for 2022 and beyond. Remote monitoring platforms, used for many years for LTC management and enhanced care in care homes, are a crucial tool for enabling safe virtual wards. Adrian Flowerday from Docobo explains.
17 June 2022
The System C & Graphnet Care Alliance has been creating virtual wards for nearly twenty years, managing around 50,000 patients, with uptake slowly increasing year on year. Over the last 18 months, demand has soared. NHS England has asked for the equivalent of 5,000 additional hospital beds in its 2022/23 priorities and operational planning guidance.
23 May 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated many digital health innovations. A remarkable example of this is the ground-breaking National Immunisation Management System being delivered across over 90 days.
3 May 2022
Dr Jonathan Bloor on how the current wave of digitisation activity is different to previous initiatives.
14 February 2022
Health and care leaders joined forces to deliver a record-breaking vaccine programme prompting conversations around prevention and changes around the healthcare system.
17 January 2022
How an interest in digital nursing led System C's Jacqueline Davis first to a career change and then to the launch of the Early Digital Healthcare Leadership Programme, in conjunction with the Florence Nightingale Foundation.
29 November 2021
The Health and Social Care Bill, introduced earlier this year to organise care as Integrated Care Systems, is a positive step for integrating health and social care.
23 November 2021
Digital training and education is imperative in getting the right people into digital transformation. The Early Digital Healthcare Leadership Programme will enable nurses to be healthcare’s key enablers for our future's digital change.
15 November 2021
The transformation of Shared Care Records and integrated care systems using data gathered from across health and care settings. Seeing gaps in their region and how to plan what to do to overcome them.
13 October 2021
Dr Jonathan Bloor explores how the pandemic has further highlighted the need for digital transformation, and what the next phase will look like.
30 July 2021
Data-driven targeted early support programmes would go a long way towards helping integrated care systems to address the wider determinants of health and wellbeing, and to improve outcomes, writes Brian Waters
10 May 2021
Nigel Foster on the need to not just restore services and reduce backlogs but to tackle potential inequalities in access, experience and outcomes
16 April 2021
David Grigsby on delivering against the new Health & Social Care white paper.
15 March 2021
Nurses account for around 80% of clinical digital users but have historically been under-represented in digital roles within the NHS.
11 March 2021
ICSs will be shaped by analysis of comprehensive data on the populations they serve...
29 January 2021
The use and sharing of data in understanding and responding to Covid-19 has given us a glimpse of a transformed future.
14 January 2021
The long-awaited integration of health and social care seemed a step closer with the promise in the NHS long term plan of a nationwide structure of Integrated Care Systems by 2021. ICSs hold up real prospects of more joined up commissioning and services in support of local populations.
17 December 2020
Measuring digital maturity has its advocates and detractors and interest in measuring digital maturity inevitably waxes and wanes, but it does seem to be at the forefront of people’s minds once again in the NHS as we look at where next on how to target limited investment priorities.
1 December 2020
Senior nurses, AHPs and midwives have a significant role to play in helping shape an organisation’s digital strategy and priorities.
30 November 2020
The year 2020 will be one to remember, or perhaps more appropriately forget…
10 September 2020
Choosing the right clinical communications tools for the job
3 July 2020
How has so much digital transformation been achieved so quickly in the NHS in recent months?
9 June 2020
The need for real-time health and care information at the local level has never been more pressing.
25 February 2020
Levelling up is good, levelling down is not
24 February 2020
Digital transformation is not just about funding, skills and standards. Persistence and patience are also key, says Dr Jonathan Bloor.
4 November 2019
The time has come for a digitally-enabled integration of health and social care, writes Jonathan Bloor
25 June 2019
The Secretary of State is comfortable with tech-speak. The expectation is that NHS leaders should be too.
7 May 2019
This is a watershed moment for population health management in the UK.
19 March 2019
Digital technologies can, and do, save lives and improve efficiency. Conversely, they can, and sometimes do, cause harm.
3 October 2018
The mainstream US medical literature is full of articles about physician burnout. Much of this is attributed not to workload, but to the burden created by the use of electronic patient records (EPRs).
11 September 2018
New technology is already changing the way care services are looking after the people of Greater Manchester.
15 June 2018
While the widespread use of WhatsApp in the NHS shows that clinicians see value in technology, Dr Jonathon Bloor thinks the health service needs secure messaging platforms that are part of clinical workflow tool and integrated with EPRs to deliver benefits across whole health economies.
6 June 2018
Take any successful manufacturing company, engineering firm or airport operator, they will have got their business and operational flow completely sussed. They will be using technology to give them visibility of what is happening at any stage in their business, and will use those insights to support real-time interventions and decision-making. Why isn’t this happening yet in health?
9 April 2018
The 22 January 2018 was a quietly defining moment for digital healthcare: NHS Digital released long-awaited guidance on the use of public cloud services for NHS and social care data. Dr Jon Shaw considers exactly what this means for digital healthcare.
30 January 2018
Momentum is fast building behind the use of digital technology to integrate care across whole populations and health economies – from direct care to research, care planning and provision.
1 December 2017
Most clinicians, whether in the UK or US, will tell you about the benefits of using instant messaging to coordinate care and self-organise as a team.
14 November 2017
High profile unauthorised data sharing can set us back years. We must all rise to the challenge of giving clinicians the tools they need to share information securely across whole ACSs, writes Jonathan Bloor.
14 November 2017
At last – a national IT programme which is built on local collaboration between suppliers and the NHS, is open and accountable, and paves the way for full-scale transformation, writes Markus Bolton.
14 November 2017
The next generation of record sharing is underway, with cross-community care planning and team collaboration reducing pressure on acute services, writes Markus Bolton.