Lessons from technology procurement and adoption during Covid19

By |June 4th, 2020|

Peter Oliver talks about differentiating between short-term and long-term technologies during Covid19 in this latest feature by Health Tech News that asks if healthcare has had it’s online banking moment in their latest feature.
“There’s no question that we have seen a significant acceleration in digital adoption across Health and Care; and particularly within the NHS.

“Some technologies have proven […]

Myth busting automation: avoiding common pitfalls

By |May 19th, 2020|

Our clients look for digital solutions that are easy to implement, use and maintain. As such, off the shelf and plug and play solutions can be attractive options.

Process automation software companies provide toolkits for building an electronic workforce to support or replace a wide range of existing manual tasks. Many of the process automation software products available currently have extensive functionality off the shelf, offering a […]

Software bots supporting NHS recovery

By |May 11th, 2020|

Strategies are now being written to support the recovery phase of COVID-19. And not just the recovery phase but for the new normal.  

Current conversations indicate that people are starting to use technology in a different way and with a growing awareness of software automation, trusts are now investigating what this technology can do for them during this time. 

Here are two areas you could consider using software bots to support […]

Automate COVID-19 patient reporting requirements

By |April 6th, 2020|

UiPath has helped the Mater Hospital in Ireland to automate their COVID-19 pathology test results processing and reporting using software robots and it’s saved them three hours per day. After some investigation we see that this technology can also support the NHS COVID-19 response. Here’s how:
 Response process
Automating the continuous list collation of positive COVID-19 patients […]

Building viable integrated care systems remains key to delivering the NHS Long Term Plan

By |March 4th, 2020|

NHS England recently published the 2020-21 NHS Operational Planning and Contract Guidance – a weighty document that has at it’s core the continued implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). The LTP seeks to deliver much needed transformation of services and outcomes within the NHS by 2023/24.

The objectives of the LTP are broad ranging, […]

How do we get technology right? Peter Oliver addresses NHSX tech plan vision

By |February 28th, 2020|

‘The future of the NHS and social care depends on getting technology right.’
This sentence opens the NHSX tech plan vision which was launched this week. Simple enough on face value but it carries many layers of intricacies which I will come back to.

I have digested many plans and initiatives over the years but what’s strikingly […]

Automation in the digital age: a new opportunity for the NHS

By |January 8th, 2020|

Since the industrial revolution humans have looked for ways to speed up processes and improve productivity – essentially get more for less effort.

It wasn’t until the 1940s that the term automation was first used by an engineering manager at Ford. But it was seen long before then – the development of water wheels, pulley systems […]