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NICE identifies transformation priorities

15/10/19

Mark Say Managing Editor

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has identified the major issues for its digital transformation programme, with a focus on data and the use of Microsoft software.

Stethoscope and laptop

It has put out a call for a strategic supplier partner to work with it over the next two years, saying it has carried out an expert review on its data management practices.

This identified key issues including the existing need for the manual manipulation of data in too many day-to-day tasks, and the continued silo working that is making it difficult to collaborate safely with data and provide a corporate view.

In addition, NICE has procured Microsoft Office365 and SharePoint Online, but has not yet fully explored the opportunities they provide.

Its senior management also needs to understand how to develop effective enterprise architecture governance, and its corporate governance team has to make progress in optimising the use of digital tools in records management and information governance compliance.

There is an overall need for a comprehensive business, data and technology enterprise architecture, and more automation of processes.

NICE has a digital services team of 60 but the transformation programme will cross the whole organisation.

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