Let's get digital!
What happens when forty researchers, patients, entrepreneurs and health and social care staff come together to discuss digital technologies and their impact on NHS sustainability and transformation?
That was the experiment at the University of Southampton' s Web Sciences Institute on 16 January, at a workshop sponsored by the Institute, the CLAHRC and Wessex AHSN.
And the result?
A highly energetic and constructive exchange of views from the diverse stakeholders in the room.
The take away messages:
1. The NHS has to embrace digital technologies to survive but precisely how it embraces these is critical;
2. Successful adoption of digital technologies needs to take account of:
How might we maintain and develop the coalition of interests that met in the workshop to underpin a research-driven, innovation-friendly digital technologies implementation plan for the NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Watch this space.
Presentations from the workshop are available below: