In this webinar, a panel of industry experts came together to explore the convergence of healthcare and technology. The speakers included Paul Johnson, CEO of Radar Healthcare; Ann Highton, Governance Advisor at Lancashire and Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS); Local Maternity System; Alistair Frost, Vice President at Vital Hub; and Amjid Mohammed from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The discussions revolved around several key topics:
Enhancing Patient Journey: The speakers delved into how utilising information and technology can lead to a more seamless and improved patient journey across different care settings. By integrating digital tools and data, healthcare systems can enhance coordination and communication, resulting in improved patient experiences.
Optimising A&E Waiting Times: The webinar addressed strategies to extract greater value from A&E (Accident & Emergency) waiting times using technology. By analysing and utilising data effectively, healthcare providers can identify bottlenecks, streamline processes, and reduce waiting times, ultimately improving patient care.
Technology’s Enhanced Insights: The speakers emphasised that technology provides a unique opportunity to identify insights that might be overlooked by the human eye alone. Advanced algorithms and analytics can uncover hidden patterns and correlations within large datasets, leading to more accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.
Data-Driven Better Outcomes: The importance of data in delivering improved healthcare outcomes was a key focus. By harnessing data analytics, healthcare providers can gain insights into treatment effectiveness, patient trends, and resource allocation, thereby enabling more informed decision-making and ultimately better patient outcomes.
The webinar shed light on how the integration of information, technology, and data analytics can revolutionise healthcare practices, offering benefits ranging from smoother patient journeys and optimised waiting times to enhanced diagnostic capabilities and overall improved healthcare delivery.