Thought Leadership Challenges Series

Welcome to our new feature series where we speak with industry experts to discuss some of the key challenges across health and care, and the role technology has to play to tackle them. 

The series covers the role of AI and data in supporting the workforce, processes and integrated care systems. We discuss the role of data and the opportunity to connect organisations. Our series continues to discuss patient flow, how to scale remote monitoring, shared care records, records management and more!

Join us everyday this week for a new article as part of the feature series, as we speak with industry experts from Civica, Altera Digital Health, Inhealthcare, Restore Records Management and Channel 3 Consulting. 

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In this edition, we chat to Ben Court, Head of AI and analytics at Civica, on the opportunities for AI across health and care, the challenges, practical examples to tackle them, and what’s exciting about the future ahead.

South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has signed an 8-year contract extension with Alcidion for the provision of the trust's EPR.

We spoke with a selection of people from Altera to get their views on how technology can support patient flow and, ultimately, increase efficiencies for healthcare organisations.

We were joined by Mark Hutchinson, Altera’s vice president of healthcare strategy and transformation for UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and previous chief digital information officer at Gloucester Hospitals; Judy Sealey, expert solutions specialist and nurse; Dr Ed Hutchinson, expert solutions specialist at Altera Digital Health and NHS junior doctor; Eve Olivant, director of system flow at NHS Gloucestershire; and Sarah Walters, associate director for urgent and emergency care and system flow at NHS Gloucestershire.

We spoke with Paul Henderson and Astrid Grant from Channel 3 Consulting, who shared their insights on Shared Care Records.

The discussion focused on benefits, challenges, the opportunities and the role of Shared Care Records in transforming services, as well as covering where Shared Care Records are going, the key areas for improvement, funding and distribution.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has released 2092.7m2 of space, re-utilised for clinical space, specifically trauma.

Partnering with Restore Records Management since 2018, the trust relocated over 340,000 records, with requirements to access patient records 24 hours a day and ensure processes for emergency access when required.

Spain-based health tech company, Accexible, has developed a "digital system that identifies vocal biomarkers for disease detection and monitoring".

Here, we’re turning our attention to digital primary care, and looking at some of the insights that digital health experts have shared with us over the past months.

A biomedical engineer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) has created 3D heart replicas to allow surgeons to make more informed decisions on surgical interventions for patients with congenital heart defects.

Bryn Sage, CEO at Inhealthcare, joins us with a focus on remote monitoring projects and supporting patients with cardiovascular disease.