Alastair McLellan, editor, Health Service Journal
HSJ invites you to view and participate in an exclusive “Innovations in Healthcare” webinar, in association with the Healthcare Advisory Forum and sponsored by Oracle.
Quality, cost and the rise in long term conditions are forcing all health and care providers around the world to reassess how services can be delivered more efficiently and to consistently higher standards. Most have concluded that whilst technology is not the only answer, it is invariably part of the solution.
The NHS faces additional cost pressures – the “Nicholson Challenge” to find £20bn of savings over the next four years. Many believe this can be achieved only by “reimagining the front door” to healthcare and enabling patient involvement and decision-making.
Some of the key questions our debate will explore include:
•The existing system – where are we now, how did we get here, and what are the challenges as we move forwards?
•Can technology contribute to the greater integration of healthcare services? What are the potential gains and challenges?
•How can IT-enabled care support patient empowerment and allow patients to take control of their own care?
• How are assistive technologies being used at the moment and what would be the best-case scenario?
• In what ways can the health service use technology to transform the management of long-term conditions?
• What are the budget implications to all of this? Can innovation be ignored as a game changer?
Alastair McLellan – Editor - Health Service Journal
Jim Easton – Director of Improvement – Department of Health
Charles Alessi – GP and Chair – National Association of Primary Care
Rosemary Cook – Director – Queens Nursing Institute