On July 11th Aire Logic attended the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem Meeting in Hull.
The Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem is a platform for people involved in the health and social care sector across the region to collaborate to increase the uptake of digital health technology, to enhance patient care, and participate in shared learning
The event featured familiar tales of the continuous change we all face working in and supporting the NHS, and how that change continues to present challenges in how seamless services are delivered for the population.
One of the speakers, Emma Sayner, Chief Finance Officer at NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group and Finance Lead for the STP, highlighted how the redesign of services in the Humber Coast and Vale STP area (and probably other areas) needs to break down the organisational barriers, integrate with social care and reconfigure service around ‘Place’ to deliver more effective and efficient care for the population.
Of course, we all know that a strategy like that is easy to say, but presents a real challenge with resources already stretched. However with effective use of technology, we all know we can start to make a difference. Technology will play a vital role in bridging those organisational barriers, whether geographical, procedural, or cross-sector, and deliver truly integrated services.