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Closing the digital gap – a report by Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions

Closing the digital gap

Digital Technology Maturity Deloitte Adam Hoare

Shaping the future of UK healthcare

Post by: Dr Adam Hoare

A report produced by the Centre for Health Solutions at Deloitte. The report explores the progress in adopting digital technology in the NHS and associated settings. Based on a survey of 1500 clinicians and interviews with 65 key stakeholders across the health ecosystem. Along with an extensive literature review, this report draws on the wealth of primary data collected to provide some valuable insights.

The variation in digital maturity across different health settings is striking. After many years of recognising the importance of digitalisation, progress remains slow. The key steps to closing the gap, identified in the report, are leadership, governance, interoperability, open electronic health records and infrastructure.

It is clear from the report that there remains a further gap between the vision espoused in the NHS Long Term Plan and the support for action on the ground. This gap is both in terms of a systemic view of the challenges and an approach to funding that raises all boats to the same level rather than lifting some boats way above everyone else.

Closing the digital gap – Shaping the future of UK healthcare

Related reports:

Understanding how and why the NHS adopts innovation

Local Investment Programme 2017/18 final evaluation report: Transforming care and health through information and technology

The Walk – A Mindful Audio Story

By Simon Bell

The Walk

Let the story sink in. When you are ready, here are the questions for you to consider:

Question 1. What is the main meaning of the story?

What message or core or essential meaning does the story hold for you? Can you set them free? There may be many meanings which occur to you but for now try to prioritise just one.

When you feel clear on this, hold it in your mind and read the next question:

Question 2. How is this meaning of relevance to you?

How does the story impact on your life and your challenges right now? Why is it important to you at this point in your life? What element emerges as being most relevant?

Again, give yourself time to think of your response and when you feel prepared try the next question:

Question 3. Think about what is the main value that you can draw from this relevance of the story. What does this value bring to the concern you identified earlier?

Don’t rush your response. Take time to think about the value. The word ‘value’ has connotations for us. What do we value and what of value is here? When you are set try this:

Question 4. What insight does the identified value provide for you?

Finally:

Question 5. What action might you engage with as a consequence?

Feel free to listen to the story several time and don’t expect instant results from considering a mindful story. The whole point is that the story can act as a gateway to another level. Give yourself time to let the ideas which come from the story settle down. Each time you reconsider you may get to a deeper level of meaning and this could result in new ideas.

I would be really pleased to receive your comments and thoughts.

Artwork © Rachel Furze

The Child – An Audio Mindful Story

By Simon Bell

THE CHILD

The Child

Let the story sink in. When you are ready, here are the questions for you to consider:

Question 1. What is the main meaning of the story?

What message or core or essential meaning does the story hold for you? Can you set them free? There may be many meanings which occur to you but for now try to prioritise just one.

When you feel clear on this, hold it in your mind and read the next question:

Question 2. How is this meaning of relevance to you?

How does the story impact on your life and your challenges right now? Why is it important to you at this point in your life? What element emerges as being most relevant?

Again, give yourself time to think of your response and when you feel prepared try the next question:

Question 3. Think about what is the main value that you can draw from this relevance of the story. What does this value bring to the concern you identified earlier?

Don’t rush your response. Take time to think about the value. The word ‘value’ has connotations for us. What do we value and what of value is here? When you are set try this:

Question 4. What insight does the identified value provide for you?

Finally:

Question 5. What action might you engage with as a consequence?

Feel free to listen to the story several time and don’t expect instant results from considering a mindful story. The whole point is that the story can act as a gateway to another level. Give yourself time to let the ideas which come from the story settle down. Each time you reconsider you may get to a deeper level of meaning and this could result in new ideas.

I would be really pleased to receive your comments and thoughts.

Artwork © Rachel Furze