What will new technology mean for the NHS and its patients?: Four big technological trends

The Nuffield Trust, June 2018

Report that considers the potential impact of the following technologies to improve health care.:

  • Genomics and precision medicine can target treatment interventions at specific sub-groups of patients, potentially making them more effective and opening up new therapeutic possibilities.
  • Remote care can improve access to health care services, enabling patient needs to be addressed as early as possible and potentially making systems more efficient.
  • Technology-supported self-management can help to empower patients to better manage and understand their condition, supporting improved behavioural and clinical outcomes.
  • Data can provide new ways for the NHS to learn, improve and generate new research – alongside artificial intelligence (AI), which is providing new analytical capacity for diagnosing patients, effective triage and logistics.

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Digital change in health and social care

The King’s Fund, June 2018

Report from the King’s Fund on the use of digital technology in health and social care can improve quality, efficiency and patient experience as well as supporting more integrated care and improving the health of a population. This report shares practical learning from a series of case studies where large-scale digital change is happening.

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Our Digital Future

Healthier Lancashire And South Cumbria, June 2018

The ‘Our Digital Future’ Strategy outlines a number of shared principles for developing digital solutions between the partners of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria, which includes hospital trusts, NHS organisations and Local Authorities. The strategy covers five inter-connected themes to improve our health and care which are:

  • Empowering the person
  • Supporting the frontline
  • Integrating services
  • Managing the system more effectively
  • Creating the future

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NHS Innovation and Technology Payment 2018/19 Call for Applications

NHS England, June 2018

Innovation Technology Payment (ITP) – Call for Applications and Guidance document. The aim of the NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) is to help deliver on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View -creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator Evaluation: Final Report

Institute for Employment Studies, March 2018

Evaluation of the NHS Innovation Accelerator which was created to help create conditions and cultural change to generate faster and more systematic uptake of healthcare innovations across the NHS. It establishes the common conditions essential for adoption and spread of healthcare innovations, as well the key barriers, challenges and how to overcome them.

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The CCIO Interview: Ayesha Rahim, Lancashire Care NHS FT

digitalhealth, March 2018

An interview with Dr. Ayesha Rahim, chief clinical information officer and deputy medical director of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. Ayesha talks about why the NHS needs to “skill-up” its leaders if it hopes to achieve true digital transformation, and explains why empowering patients is the key to exceptional healthcare.

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Against the Odds: Successfully scaling innovation in the NHS

The Innovation Unit and The Health Foundation, January 2018

This report explores what it takes to scale innovation successfully in the NHS.  To do so it used case studies of 10 innovations.  It identifies commons themes:

  1. Building demand through existing networks and narratives
  2. Using evidence to build demand
  3. Balancing fidelity, quality and adaptability
  4. Scaling vehicles rather than lone champions
  5. Capitalising on national and local system priorities
  6. Using policy and financial levers to kick start momentum
  7. Commissioning for sustainable spread
  8. External funding to support spread

The report synthesises the insights from the case studies, linking and referencing them to the full case studies, and provides a set of considerations for thinking about how to scale healthcare innovations in the future.

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