A new report from NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners and the Local Government Association explores how five vanguards are implementing innovative digital technology solutions as part of a new approach to care.
The five vanguards are:
- East and North Hertfordshire
- Better Care Together Morecambe Bay
- Better Together Mid Nottinghamshire
- Salford Together
- East Midlands Radiology Consortium
The report, titled ‘New Care Models: Harnessing Technology’ describes how the starting point for any project introducing new technology should be the perspective of the end users. Technological solutions should be co-produced with people who use services and clinicians to ensure that the solutions are anchored in their needs and experiences.
Engaging staff in the development process, understanding how they work and want to work in future, and providing ongoing support and training, is crucial to the successful implementation of new digital technologies.
The experiences of these vanguards demonstrate that it is possible to overcome the many challenges to adopting digital technology in health and care, and use it to enable more efficient, integrated, precise and personalised care.
For more information visit www.nhsconfed.org/resources/2017/09/new-care-models-harnessing-technology