This Westminster Health Forum seminar will discuss the future of funding in the NHS, looking at priority areas, productivity and integration.
Digital Transformation for Healthier Outcomes
Nowhere does technology have greater potential to improve lives than in healthcare. Applying digital transformation to healthcare could have an incredible impact on the nation’s health and wellbeing, not only improving patient outcomes but reducing the burden on staff, creating cost savings and establishing smarter workflows. Exciting innovations are enabling a departure from old-fashioned paperwork, making information more accessible at the point of care, promoting mobility that brings patients and professionals closer together and equipping services with the agility to adapt changing demands and pressures.
The challenge lies in orchestrating change within tight financial constraints. The NHS is being asked to balance financial sustainability in line with the National Audit Office requirement to find an estimated £22bn in productivity savings by 2020/21. In addition, Lord Carter’s Review of Operational Productivity in NHS Providers, published in 2015, signals the need to achieve greater productivity in hospital workflow to reduce financial pressure. Then there are security challenges and pressure to press on with technology roll-out, as highlighted in the NHS Five Year Forward View. Mobile technology, for example, is widely viewed as an enabler to deliver transformation at the point of care.
Successfully meeting the challenges of a modern health service requires more than just good technology. The critical ingredient is the knowledge and experience to orchestrate technology to achieve the right outcomes. CDW is a trusted IT services and solutions provider to healthcare. CDW has more than two decades of experience working with health, social care, third party providers and the citizens that use these services. It means we don't just know how, but why services need to be joined-up, why technology needs to play its part in reducing costs and why health informatics will shape the future of healthcare delivery.
The fundamentals of healthcare’s IT estate depend upon the resilience and agility of infrastructure, resistance to security threats, smart data management, availability of skills, fulfilment of legal and regulatory obligations, a toolbox of connectivity, means of real-time communication and many other factors besides.
These are all areas where CDW can offer specialist support, serving as a partner to accelerate building an IT ecosystem that helps the NHS achieve continuous improvement in patient care.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Clinical Mobility
- Clinical Workflow
- Clinical Collaboration
- Patient Data Management
- Continuity of Service
- Cyber Security
- Private Cloud and infrastructure
- Cloud Planning
- Cloud Migration
- Smarter Healthcare
CDW's dedicated health team possesses the industry's highest accreditations, and is committed to delivering technically innovative, support-focused solutions and services to the public sector.
CDW offers absolute reassurance around procurement compliance through a range of frameworks including Crown Commercial Service (CCS), G-Cloud 9, NHS Shared Business Services Link: IT Solutions and NHS NOE CPC IT Infrastructure Hardware and Services.
For strategic guidance and best practice advice on technologies driving IT transformation forward, speak to the CDW Healthcare team by telephone or email.