The National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology in England, chaired by US clinician / digital expert Professor Robert Wachter, has produced a report on achieving “digital excellence” in the NHS. New / extended digital services for patients have been announced.
New plans to expand the use of digital technology across the NHS. London: Department of Health and Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, September 7th 2016.
Using information technology to improve the NHS. London: Department of Health, September 7th 2016.
This relates to:
Wachter, RM. Chair (2016). Making IT work: harnessing the power of health information technology to improve care in England. Report of the National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology in England. Robert M. Wachter MD, Chair. London [Online]: Department of Health, August 2016.
There is also an Executive Summary.
Also of interest:
NHS: health apps to inform patient records. London: BBC Health News, September 7th 2016.
Twelve NHS hospital trusts have been selected to be “Digital Exemplars” in the exploration of digital technology for the achievement of improvements in patient care:
12 NHS Hospital trusts to trail blaze NHS’s Digital Revolution. [Online]: NHS England, September 7th 2016.
An earlier announcement on funding:
NHS to get £4bn in drive for ‘paperless’ health service. London: BBC Health News, February 7th 2016.