Commenting in City AM, DHC Director, Graham Kendall discusses reasons for why digital health is set to grow over the long-term. “These fundamental pressures [e.g. demographic changes and long-term conditions] and an increasing patient appetite for accessible, always-on care, will drive innovation in digital healthcare and encourage widespread adoption over the foreseeable future”. Read the… Read More Healthtech: are ‘virtual’ doctors here to stay?
Writing in Digital Health News, DHC Director, Graham Kendall, outlines what’s worked, and what needs to change, identifying five key lessons: Focus on integrating solutions Support and empower local users to choose solutions that work for them. Avoid spending money twice – if a local service wants, and is willing to pay for, a more… Read More Lessons from Covid
Taking part in a Centre for Progressive Policy Think Tank discussion on the future of central and local government data, DHC Director, Graham Kendall, outlines challenges and opportunities facing digital healthcare. Chaired by the CPP’s Director, Charlotte Alldritt, the webinar brings together a panel of data and technology leaders including: Beth Simone Noveck, Director of… Read More Shaping a post-pandemic future
The latest Digital Health Unplugged podcast explores how to break the Covid-19 backlog. DHC Director, Graham Kendall, joins host Andrea Downey and Tom Whicher, founder of DrDoctor to discuss. During the podcast, Graham highlights the importance of: developing integrated digital solutions that prioritise and enhance the user experience, rather than bulk buying commoditised siloes supporting… Read More Breaking the Covid-19 backlog
Speaking to The Guardian, DHC Director Graham Kendall emphasises the importance of a diverse range of suppliers . “When any system goes down it’s deeply frustrating for all involved, especially patients and clinicians. “It’s fundamentally important to have reliable fallback measures in place, and that’s one of the many reasons why the Digital Healthcare Council… Read More Transparency and diversity of suppliers are essential to get the best for patients
Writing in Digital Health News, DHC Director, Graham Kendall explores why there is much more to be done to use digital to respond to coronavirus. Patient education and health coaching, triaging, mental health support, contact tracing, identifying high-risk groups and hotspots, robotics and workflow optimisation should all feature in our response to Covid-19. Read the… Read More Strike while the iron is hot: why we need to go further on digital health
It’s health tech policy announcement season. Another false dawn or will these hit the spot this time asks the Digital Healthcare Council Director Graham Kendall. Over the course of the next few weeks, NHSX will launch its full plans for the health tech agenda for the NHS. These set pieces will have a disproportionate impact… Read More Will the new government get health tech right?
Commenting in Digital Health News on the RCGP’s tech manifesto, DHC Director, Graham Kendall explained how technology can significantly decrease pressures on GPs: “The manifesto pledge from the secretary of state for 6,000 additional GPs and 50 million more patient consultations is certainly an ambitious one. However, the Digital Healthcare Council would strongly advocate that… Read More RCGP call for investment in digital
The Digital Healthcare Council has published four key design principles that are essential for a vibrant and sustainable digital health ecosystem that works for patients. The four key principles are: People first Fair system rules Free and open information Evidence-based practice On 13 December, the incoming Government will face numerous health challenges. These include improving… Read More Design principles for digital health that works for patients
Commenting in Digital Health News on the CQC’s Annual State of Care report, which highlights ‘great benefits’ of technology, the DHC’s Director, Graham Kendall, said: “Digital care, working hand-in-hand with face-to-face provision, is an increasingly important part of solving access to care. “Digital consultations can take the pressure off hard pressed emergency departments that are… Read More CQC highlights barriers preventing adoption of technology in NHS