Health Tech Trends

Primary-secondary interface, virtual care, patient portals, data and intelligence – which area would benefit from additional funding?

For the latest poll as part of our HTN Health Tech Trends Series, sponsored by InterSystems, we asked our audience: If you could provide additional funding to one area, which area would you choose?

The options available were: Data/intelligence tools, patient engagement portals, primary – secondary care interface and virtual care programmes.

Participants from a broad range of sectors and specialisms such as integrated care systems, primary care, NHS trusts and various NHS organisations took part in the voting process, resulting in a nuanced distribution of opinion.

The majority vote favoured by 42% of participants was primary-secondary interfacewhich received support from individuals in healthcare transformation, integrated urgent care policy, senior delivery support and programme management.

In second place, with 28% of votes, was virtual care programmes which comprised voters from digital project management, NHS leadership and innovation consultancy.

Data/intelligence tools received 19% of the overall vote, appealing to participants in IT and informatics, data science, AI and simulation research and digital transformation roles.

In fourth place, with 11% of votes patient engagement portals attracted participants across various sectors such as general practice and EPR programme management.

In this instance, primary-secondary interface was the clear winner with almost half of all participants voting this option as the most desirable area for additional funding.

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