Digital technology Making better use of the latest digital technology can help improve quality, efficiency, and patient experience

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Used well, new technologies can also help to bring about better integration of care, and improve the health of the wider population.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

New national data network to address major health and care challenges

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29 October 2019

The Health Foundation has announced that it is creating a network of data specialists from across the UK.

Better health through analytics and data driven technology

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29 October 2019

How we are harnessing data analytics to tackle real-world problems in health and social care, with tangible results.

Fixing the UK's broken social care system

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14 October 2019

The decisions we make about technology today will have implications for the entire social care system, says Lydia Nicholas, from tech think tank Doteveryone.

Artificial intelligence in the NHS: getting the priorities right

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4 October 2019

The NHS’s new AI lab needs to focus on the needs of patients and the health system, argue Adam Steventon, Sarah Deeny, Josh Keith and Arne Wolters.

Which health care jobs are the most likely to be affected by automation?

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30 August 2019

August 2019 chart of the month. ONS analysis suggests that 7.4% of jobs in England are at high risk of automation

How can the NHS make the most of risk prediction tools?

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30 August 2019

If developed wisely, risk prediction tools could help clinicians provide earlier diagnosis and better care. But could using AI also inadvertently make health inequalities worse?

Making new technologies work for everyone

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30 August 2019

While automation has been with us since the Industrial Revolution, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are pushing the boundaries of what can be automated.

Could automating tasks liberate general practice?

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30 August 2019

Dr Matt Willis leads a study exploring the potential for automation in primary care at the University of Oxford. He told us about the seven key areas where using technology could help practices and fr...

Five big questions about how the increasing automation of work will affect our health

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30 August 2019

Increasing use of automation at work is likely to lead to many changes in the job market. What might this mean for the health of the UK population?

A positive step towards a digital future but technology needs to be driven by patient need

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8 August 2019

Health Foundation response to government announcement of new investment in technology and AI.

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