The landscape of Health and Social Care has changed dramatically due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The need to safely continue to provide healthcare input while minimising attendances at healthcare facilities unless strictly necessary has led to a rapid increase in the roll-out and use of virtual appointments in the NHS.
Many other industries have grasped the potential and opportunity for digital technology to help bring about transformational change. Digital solutions offer strong potential for the NHS in keeping people safer in their community and at home; advising, monitoring and alerting when needed, with the ability to communicate and seek response and intervention. Digital is proving to be a cost effective solution across Health and Social Care when used as part of a wider care package.
Digital has the potential to enable transformational change in how we deliver health and social care. Like any other transformation, it requires a strategic approach, careful planning, integration with existing programmes of work and to be complemented by a people-c