The effective application of ICT can offer huge benefits to healthcare organisations and, in turn, their patients. Equally, ineffective projects drain budgets and consume management attention to the detriment of patients, with failing or apparently failing projects frequently attracting media attention.
We understand the needs of healthcare organisations in the UK as well as overseas, and how to ensure technology is applied effectively. We have a track record of successful healthcare ICT projects at all levels, from supplying a ten-person team to run the technology office for the Department of Health’s GBP400 million national Ambulance Radio Programme, to helping individual health trusts overcome their IT and telecoms challenges.
With continuing organisational change and a renewed impetus on decentralised ICT, the need for healthcare organisations to adapt systems and networks to the changing landscape is stronger than ever. We help clients meet changing demands, and to exploit opportunities presented by new technologies in areas such as telehealth, where increasing patient expectations are driving a shift towards a ‘demand led’ approach, rather than the ‘push’ model typically adopted in the past.
The need to control costs in the face of rising demand presents a major obstacle to investment in healthcare ICT. Yet the drive for improved efficiency and effectiveness through initiatives such as the QIPP (‘Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention’) programme inevitably relies on the use of technology to be able to unlock opportunities for improvement.
As an independent adviser with no predisposition towards any particular solutions or vendors, our health sector clients can be assured of expert advice that is completely impartial and wholly driven by finding the best solutions to meet the challenge of applying ICT to improve processes and effectiveness, and ultimately to help them deliver the best patient care.