With more than 100,000 health apps, rapid growth in wearables and 70 per cent of the UK population now owning a smartphone, digital technology looks set to revolutionise the future of health and social care.
Better care for frail older people
Health and social care for older people with long-term illness costs £30 billion per year. This cost is only set to rise as the number of over 65s is expected to double in the next 20 years.
Life at the sharp end: a day in the life of a hospital Chief Operating Officer
An interview with Gill, a COO providing an insight into the winter pressures on a hospital as well as the opportunities technology offers.
How can health and social care be brought together?
Bringing health and social care closer together has been policy for decades. Yet it has always been a challenge – desired outcomes haven’t always been clear, values and principles haven’t been aligned and above all processes and particularly NHS arrangements have been constantly changing.
Demand for integration series
Managing ‘winter’ demand is at the ‘sharp end’ of the health and social care system. It means working together to ensure older people avoid hospital admission and making sure hospital discharges work well, as such acting as a ‘health check’ for the ‘whole system’.
2016 Global health care sector outlook
Managing the increasing demand and cost of delivering health care services remains a challenge across the world. What are the emerging trends? And what are the solutions?
The Ascent of Digital
This new age has been made possible by rapid changes in technology. At the same time, unprecedented cost pressures and rising public expectation have converged to create pressure for change.
Transforming care: How we implemented a hospital-wide Electronic Patient Record system
Experience from the USA on a major EPR project.
Insights from King’s Fund report on NHS performance under coalition government
This week the Kings Fund published its report 'The NHS under the coalition government'. This report examines the NHS’s performance between 2010 and 2015, based on routinely available data (inputs such as funding and staffing and outputs such as hospital admissions and A&E attendances).