Investing in technologies
A digital hospital
Our use of technologies will see us lead the way in creating a digital healthcare future in the NHS. Digital solutions improve the day-to-day experience of our patients and staff and support research and innovation. Our investment will see this increase.
We want our workforce to be digitally empowered, providing good experience for staff and patients, using IT which “just works”. We are giving clinical teams easy access to electronic patient records and will provide effective IT systems. We will enable more ways for patients to engage digitally with their clinical services.
Our data and insight will improve. We are applying consistent data management principles and developing systems which work together to improve the quality and coordination of data. The right data and tools are being made more accessible to staff to improve how we provide and plan care.
We are reliant on good digital infrastructure, so we are making our infrastructure resilient, safe and secure. We will continue to develop PPM+ as our core Electronic Health Record system, integrating applications from all parts of the Trust with it and enabling access for colleagues in the health and care system. Building on our experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are increasing the flexibility of our digital technologies and the ability of our staff to communicate and work remotely.