Delivering the Digital Future Today

  • Resource: IBDoc
  • Date: December 9, 2020

Accelerating Remote Patient Monitoring During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Demands on healthcare resources continue to escalate as our aging population is living longer, often with more long-term health conditions. Changes to current practices are essential to help services keep up with the pressures placed upon them.

Back in 2016, Simon Stevens (NHS England’s CEO) urged doctors, nurses and NHS managers to “grab with both hands” the growing opportunities technology offers. Both to help promote health and tackle the service’s chronic financial problems, by saving on treatment and rehabilitation costs.

In February 2019 the Topol Review was published for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future. In the report it stated that technologies will “enhance healthcare professionals, giving them more time to care for patients” and that “patients will be empowered to participate more fully in their own care.”

The report details three principles to support the deployment of digital healthcare technologies throughout the NHS.

Read the full report here

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