Day One: digital transformation was not just about patient and clinician tools, but also about culture and partnerships
- The King’s Fund’s researchers presented findings from their recently released report, ‘Digital change in health and social care’ where local organizations can speed change faster than nationally (more detail here)
- Tight collaboration is necessary to bring change, not only within organizations, but also with providers and suppliers
- The culture gap is significant between technology and clinical and must be overcome
- Technology may be the only way “by which the NHS would be able to face “long-term pressures” facing the healthcare system”
- What are lessons learned from national and regional NHS digital transformation projects?
- How do you bring data together on a large scale?
- Primary care practice is the obvious place to engage people with technology
- No ‘post code lottery’–All patients should have access to digital services (the standard criticism of Babylon Health)
Day Two: build the technology around the patient
- Put the patient first–some technology does not
- The paramount importance of safeguarding the patient
- Patients should be involved continuously with technology–and patients inspire technology
TTA is a media partner of The King’s Fund digital health conferences and was pleased to be a supporter this year.