Welcome to our Focus Point Series featuring articles written by industry-leading-experts on the current digital challenges facing the NHS and other healthcare organisations.
Integrated Care Systems: Navigating ICS Organisational Maturity
By Jonah Aburrow-Jones, Director – Consulting, Strategy & Digital Maturity
Published 24 November 2021
April 1st 2022 will see regional health and care systems being given statutory body status in England. Each Integrated Care System (ICS) will become responsible for strategic healthcare planning and allocation decisions, and accountable for spending and performance within its boundaries. With such big changes ahead, developing ICS organisational maturity will be key to success. We discuss how ICSs can navigate the complex and, potentially, bumpy transformational journey.
Act early in 5 key areas to avoid delays
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Published 25 March 2021
An EPR solution is one of the biggest investments an NHS Trust will ever make. Mobilising effectively lays the foundation for a successful, delay-free implementation and ultimately creates an environment in which anticipated benefits can be realised.
Here are five key areas that require focus in this phase:
Change & Optimisation:
6 steps to making go-live the beginning of the journey
By Gaelle Fertil, Change Practice Director
Published 4 March 2021
Preparing for an EPR go-live is a complex and consuming task, everything is planned around that all important go-live date. But with so much effort being put on arriving at this huge event, it is easy to lose sight of what happens after. The reality is that go-live is just the beginning of the journey.
Here are 6 steps to achieve this:
Health Systems Training Strategy:
5 reasons why it is important to
do this early
By James Quirke, EPR Training Manager
Published 11 February 2021
Training is a critical success factor in the implementation of any complex digital system such as an EPR. The early development of the training strategy is essential for the successful outcome of any health systems training programme.
Here are 5 reasons why:
End of Life Care:
Dignity through Digital Health
By Tara Athanasiou, Business Change Consultant
Published 8 December 2020
At its heart, end-of-life care is about understanding and how to enact the wishes and preferences of individual patients at the most difficult point in their lives. The challenge is enabling different care providers to share information about an individual patient’s care and end-of-life preferences in a safe, dignified, up-to-date and patient-focused way.
Digital Healthcare Strategy:
6 reasons why now is the time to refresh your strategy
By Kate Mansfield, Digital Healthcare Consultant
Published 15 October 2020
Technology has been fundamental to the way healthcare organisations have responded to the Covid-19 crisis. Many organisations are recognising the need to build on this momentum and ‘lock-in’ the changes. However, there are many facets to the impact of Covid-19, which will require us to take a fresh view of our digital priorities…