Rob Shaw, NHS Digital’s Deputy CEO, gave a welcome talk at EHI Live on Tuesday encouraging the NHS organisations to become “intelligent” customers. To quote “We have got to make it easier for suppliers to sell into health and social care”. Let’s hope that the message is received and acted on! Until it is, the Kent Surrey and Sussex AHSN is offering help to SMEs to make that first sales – how to book, and to get more details on the event on 23rd November go here.
DHACA’s Digital Health Safety event, in partnership with Digital Health.London on 7th November is proving extremely popular, to the point where it may be oversubscribed soon, so if you want a seat for this really important event for all digital health developers and suppliers, book now.
The IET is running a TechStyle event on the evening of 22 November entitled the world of wearables aimed at people “between 14 and 114”. For today only (1 November) they are offering a special “2 for 1” deal making the already tiny cost essentially insignificant. Book here. Hat tip to Prof Mike Short.
Prof Short has also highlighted a recent report from Agilysis looking at the role digital technology can play in delivering the vital step change our nation’s care services need. It concluded that:
- Leading digital professionals say lack of digital skills biggest risk to transforming care services fit for the 21st century;
- Lack of knowledge of digital tools is largely responsible for delays in embracing new ways of working;
- Believe digital technology could cut costs associated with social care delivery and therefore address the number one issue affecting UK social care today;
- Digital technology can help local authorities manage both demand (improved customer satisfaction) and supply (improves multi-agency working).
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