Improving Care with Technology
The national focus on the value of technology in healthcare remains strong. The review of the NHS’s digital future by US expert Robert Wachter encouraged continued progress on the agenda, with the global digital exemplars programme aiming to recognise, accelerate and share best practice.
This award is designed to celebrate NHS teams, organisations or care economies which are already successfully using technology to make life better for patients and staff alike.
- A clear rationale for the use of technology as a tool to improve care
- An explanation of how the use of technology drew on existing best practice
- Clarity on how plans for implementation were developed
- Evidence the use of technology has led to improved patient care, improved experience, improved outcomes and/or improved value for money. This must have a quantitative aspect, but can include qualitative feedback as well.
- Technology which has been applied beyond departmental, organisational, and local boundaries. Alternatively, clear evidence the solution is potentially replicable and scalable.
- Quantitative evidence that the use of technology has led to improved value, either in terms of better quality or value for money
- Evidence that all relevant staff were engaged in the design and subsequent implementation of the technology solution
- Evidence that, where appropriate, patients were involved in the design and implementation of the technology solution
- A strong partnership between the vendor/s of the technology and staff in the organisations at which it has been implemented