iPad WITH APPS IN HEALTHCARE GUIDE
KEEPING A FINGER ON THE PULSE OF HEALTHCARE
SEE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF
Almost every sector has experienced dramatic change in recent times – and healthcare is no exception. Digital transformation has accelerated, achieving things overnight that would have once taken years. This development is exciting and it’s progressive, so how do we ensure it becomes sustainable? As a result of an increase in demand for new ways to access services, many positive changes have been made, which have led to better patient experiences. Healthcare organisations were tasked to increase virtual consultations, helping to reduce the feeling of isolation; and some GP surgeries adopted video consultation and telehealth services to monitor patients in the home. Wouldn’t it be great if these positive outcomes could happen across the board?
To be able to make progress, effective transformation needs to be built on to ensure positive gains are maintained – and any challenges that exist must be addressed. Simplified funding for digital technologies is required to enable tech investment. And the only way to recover from the elective backlog is by harnessing technology. It’s a unique situation that has been recognised by NHSX, which has released a strategy to digitise healthcare services, connect them to support integration, and enable service transformation. The framework includes an outline of ‘what good looks like’; identification of the barriers to funding and measures towards fixing them. Access to a Unified Tech Fund comprising £680m of available funds, can be applied for to address frontline digitisation, shared care records and cyber security infrastructure1.
THE CURE FOR TODAY’S CHALLENGES
Apple devices can help healthcare organisations meet today’s challenges – and prepare for future change. iPad can be used in many ways, and when used in conjunction with third party applications, it provides a solution that can transform how care is delivered. Apple devices together with Softcat’s expertise and experience create a powerful combination of technology, applications and services that delivers real impact for clinicians, healthcare staff, and patients too.