While society and the wider economy adopted smartphone apps, new communications technologies and Cloud-based software solutions years ago, hospitals have tended to lag behind.
This issue of Health Business, 21.5, is full of interesting and varied content, ranging from the healthcare estate and modular buildings, to our very own Health Business Awards preview.
Taking place on 9 December, the second online Health Business Awards is another great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the incredible achievements of those working in the National Health Service.
Whether that be advances in healthcare IT to better diagnose and treat patients, the pursuit of net zero on the hospital site or changing the way in which mental health services are delivered - such work deserves applause.
NHS organisations can enter the Awards free of charge here.
In our final issue of Health Business for 2021 in December we will review the winners of the Awards alongside a new Health Business Top 50 - a ranking of the leading NHS professionals, working within and for the National Health Service, that are bringing about change and improvements in the health sector.
Enjoy the issue.
Michael Lyons, editor