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IT considerations


Context

National, regional and local priorities will strongly influence an organisation’s willingness and ability to support and fund initiatives. Developments shown to further existing agendas are more likely to succeed.

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National priorities

  • Cost savings and greater efficiency.
  • Bringing care closer to home.
  • ‘Seamless’ patient pathways across different providers.
  • Rationalisation of estate.
  • Paperless patient records.
  • Patient access to health records.

Regional priorities

  • STPs to create sustainable services.
  • Local digital roadmaps to facilitate STPs and aid digitisation of the NHS.

Organisational priorities

  • Vision and strategy for the whole organisation – networked care model needs to fit in.
  • IT strategy – needs to describe systems and services required to support the model.
  • Impact of new model on existing plans, for instance procurement of new clinical system.
  • Estate changes.

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