Smart technology: the right way to bring change for the NHS

By: Ian Dalton, president of Global Government and Health at BT Global Services
Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:17 GMT

The only way the NHS will be able to find £22 billion of efficiency savings, strengthen out of hours services and develop new models of care simultaneously is by exploiting the disruptive power of smart technology.

Success depends on implementing IT solutions in ways that break down information barriers, win the trust of clinicians and secure the cultural change which allows people to think and work differently.

All of this has to be integrated into existing systems and ways of working.

Greater efficiency and higher quality require staff to access and share patient information quickly and simply. The…

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