Feature Series: Supporting ICS digital strategies

Here you’ll find all our latest features that focus on the way technologies and health tech companies can support integrated care systems (ICSs) and health leaders’ related digital strategies.

Through this channel, we’ll be sharing expert comment, opinion pieces, case studies, tips, guides, news and learnings that concentrate on the part technology will have to play, or is already playing, for organisations and their ability to collaborate and provide joined-up, localised care that crosses boundaries.

It’s important to give industry suppliers a platform alongside healthcare providers and health tech experts, to showcase the array of solutions that are available to support better and more integrated care going forwards – or simply to glean insight from their experiences, ideas and trend predictions.

ICSs represent both the bigger picture and the more localised one, so our features will aim to reflect that changing landscape and the way technologies can enable organisational-level transformation. Our expert commentators will discuss challenges – and solutions – for those already well underway with their ICS journey, and for those at the beginning.

Now that the roll-out of the NHS’s 42 integrated care systems is complete, attention is understandably turning to the plans to introduce a statutory footing, so we aim to provide an extensive resource and snapshot of the ICS tech world, and provide a place for professionals in the sector to discuss the changes and what it all means, as well as to share successes and learn from each other.

Stay tuned for updates to this ICS-focused section, where we’ll be covering everything from decision and workflow support, change management and related tech, through to digital inclusivity and accessibility, interoperability and integrated data, population health and patient pathways, and much more.

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Feature: Using operational data to support the redesign of clinical pathways across an ICS

For the latest in the HTN feature series which focuses on digital transformation for integrated care systems (ICS), HTN spoke with David Hancock, Healthcare Executive Advisor at InterSystems. In our virtual chat we discussed the role of operational data, the need for data liquidity, and how to approach system-wide pathway ...

Feature: How data and analytics can help ICSs forge better journeys of care

As HTN’s focus on technologies and strategies to support ICSs continues, Graphnet – a supplier of shared care record software and population health solutions – shares a recent, high-profile case study to illustrate the important role that high-quality data and analytics can play going forward… The title of the latest ...

Feature: A how-to guide for choosing a health tech partner for your ICS

In this ICS-focused feature Jamie Innes, Inhealthcare’s Product Director, shares his how-to guide for choosing technology partners with the HTN audience… Collaboration, not competition, is the new direction of travel for the NHS and health technology will help break down barriers between organisations to turn the ambitious vision of joined-up ...

Feature: How change management technology is supporting ICSs

The roll-out of the NHS’s 42 integrated care systems (ICSs) across England has placed a renewed focus on localised and joined-up care, with plans to introduce a statutory footing in 2022. There’s also been plenty of dialogue about how digital innovations and technologies can support ICSs with wider aims around ...