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Harnessing DDaT and cloud for integrated care


Mark Say Managing Editor

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Major shifts are occurring in the structural and technology landscape for health and social care, with the creation of integrated care systems (ICSs) for England and the evolving capabilities of data, digital and cloud technologies.

It opens up immense opportunities for the more effective information sharing, better targeted care and innovation in new approaches to supporting patients and vulnerable people. Organisations are striving to develop new care pathways and use the technology to support people through solutions such as remote monitoring and virtual wards.

It promises to reshape perceptions of what makes for effective care, but also comes with a number of stiff challenges. There are issues around the capabilities of legacy technology and infrastructure, concerns over information governance, questions about procurement and costs, and the need for a new approach to manage the use of cloud services.

This is going to demand specific skills and a new mindset in managing technology and bringing new tech and cloud services into the care pathways.

Opportunity for insights

UKAuthority, in association with SCC Healthcare, is aiming to broaden the understanding of the issues with a research programme that includes the next UKA Live discussion – taking place on Friday 3 March at 11.00-12.00 – on digital, data and technology in health and care.

UKAuthority publisher Helen Olsen Bedford will be in the chair, with:

  • Malcolm Whitehouse, CDIO and senior information risk officer of NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care
  • Owen Powell, CIO of Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Geoff Connell, CIO and director of digital at Norfolk County Council
  • Martin Dean, chief digital transformation officer of SCC Healthcare

As usual, live viewers will able to submit their own comments and questions to the panel, raising issues that they see as important and influencing the course of the discussion.

It promises to be a stimulating debate, helping to promote the understanding and ideas that will feed into good practice over the coming years. And this is one of the major issues for public services in the UK, making it one not to be missed.

Register below now for the Teams Live broadcast link and join us live on 3 March

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