22 May 2017

How a digital NHS saves resources and improves care

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“The National Health Service (NHS) is evolving. As technology improves, across the system organisations are increasingly embracing the opportunities for improved patient care, and quality data is at the heart of that.”
-          Dermot O’Riordan, NHS Chief Clinical Information Officer

NHS has a world-class reputation for being at the forefront of exceptional quality of care. The organisation is seeking to further improve its care delivery and reduce resource expenditure by moving to digital healthcare. 

NHS England is allocating £100 million to 20 of its hospitals to forefront the digital healthcare transition, one of which is the West Suffolk Hospital and Health Service where Dermot O’Riordan is leading the digital transition as the CCIO.

Moving to digital processes offers many benefits, including the use of electronic prescribing in hospitals which can reduce the likelihood of medication error by about 50%.

On his first visit to Australia, Mr O’Riordan is delivering the international keynote at Akolade’s Australian Digital Hospitals Summit, being held at the Swissotel from 21st-23rd June.

Hear from Mr O’Riordan on his leading case study:

The NHS digital journey: Integrating information and technology for better care
·         Establishing shared architecture and standards to encourage interoperability and develop digitally enabled services
·         Maximising the value of information technology and driving innovation
·         Transforming partnerships between organisations and staff to ensure engagement with the digital strategy


Don't miss Akolade’s Digital Hospitals Summit for strategies on how to build your hospital's capacity for innovation and implementing cutting-edge digital platforms.

Written by: Claire Dowler

Claire Dowler is a Conference Producer with Akolade. She recently graduated with a double degree: a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Media and Communications Studies majoring in International Communication. Claire minored in sarcasm and puns.

A ballroom-dancer who collects salt and pepper shakers and volunteers for animal rescue, you might say Claire has eclectic interests.

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