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How digital innovation is the key to tomorrow’s care

In the third in a series of HEJ articles from key personnel involved in the New Hospital Programme, NHP Deputy Clinical Director, Cheryl Riotto, outlines how provision of care in our future hospitals will be transformed to deliver maximum benefits to both patients, and the staff working in them.

The New Hospital Programme is about so much more than construction; we are responsible for delivering buildings that are clinically relevant and flexible for the future. The bottom line is that we need to create a better space for care, so it is important that we view new hospital builds as if we were the patients.

We must address the critical infrastructure risks posed. Many hospitals comprise new buildings that have been added to the existing estate, which can make patient flow very difficult. Traditional hospitals are quite broad, geographically, so you can walk miles (literally) from one department to another. We can reduce the time that patients spend moving from one area of care to another, and make hospitals a better place to work. We have a real opportunity to improve operational efficiency, and to learn from other hospital builds, and we will do much of this through digitisation.

Advancing integrated healthcare

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