Posted by: Tony Shannon | September 30, 2016

Making IT work in the NHS: … working for who?

Earlier this month at the NHS Expo, the latest in a long line of reviews and plans was unveiled to guide the future of the NHS and its Information Technology.

“Making IT work: harnessing the power of health information technology to improve care in England”  was primarily authored by Dr Robert Wachter, a leading hospitalist from the United States and author of “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

If your interested in healthcare & technology this review is worth a look. Certainly some very good observations and recommendations are well made..

Digitising for the right reasons, at the right pace, the push for interoperability, the need to share data, the push for User Centred Design are all great observations and points to make.

In particular the push for a better educated workforce (inc. many more clinicians properly trained in Informatics  :o)) and the understanding that this is all about adaptive change in complex environments… all good stuff..

Then come the recommendations, again several great ideas.

However there are some key gaps.. can you spot them?

Will be back here with an update asap…
Tip: Think 1% … and the rest…

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