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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Feasibility of a UK community-based, eTherapy mental health service in Greater Manchester: repeated-measures and between-groups study of Living Life to the Full Interactive, Sleepio and Breaking Free Online at Self Help Services

BMJ Open,

There is increasing evidence to support the effectiveness of eTherapies for mental health, although limited data have been reported from community-based services. Therefore, this service evaluation reports on feasibility and outcomes from an eTherapy mental health service.

Data presented provide evidence for feasibility of this eTherapy delivery model in supporting service users with a range of mental health difficulties and suggest that eTherapies may be a useful addition to treatment offering in community-based services.

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£86 million central funding pot for healthcare technology

digitalhealth, July 2017

A £86 million fund for investment in innovative healthcare technology has been announced by the government – it will include the launch of a new Digital Health Catalyst.

Unveiled last week, the multi-million pound fund will support small and medium sized enterprises to develop, test and integrate new technologies in the NHS.

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