The Health and Care sector is witnessing unprecedented demand, at the same time it is also undertaking significant transformation in care provision. To recognise this, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock, published, “The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care”, which makes clear that digital is a significant enabler in the the future of Health and Care.
In this policy paper he states that “… the state of online services, basic IT and clinical tools in health and care is far behind where it needs to be. Despite much good practice and some pockets of excellence, for many people – patients, service users, carers and staff – we still need to sort the basics…”
He acknowledges that this is not “… just about getting the current systems to work better…” but that the ambition is “… for the use of the best technology available for the NHS and social care sector. The potential of cutting-edge technologies to support preventative, predictive and personalised care is huge…” . He adds that, “To reach this potential we need to focus on getting the basics right: the digital architecture of the health and care system – the building blocks.”
This requires a transformational approach that is not “one-size-fits-all” but based on deep understanding and acknowledgement of the differing needs and levels of digital maturity that resides across the Health and Care community.
UKCloud Health are here to support and assist in this transformation from getting the basics right that includes de-risking and future proofing infrastructure environments through the delivery of trusted, scalable and cost–effective UK sovereign Multi-Cloud platforms. Through to Data-driven analytics platforms as an enabler to exploitation of technologies like Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Hyper Connectivity (IoT, 5G) which present significant opportunities to the future of health and care delivery.
A thread that runs through all this future is data and an ever-increasing amount of data as well as securing the utilising of this data.
Whether responding to top-down initiatives, local needs or clinical priorities, health and care providers need to innovate and adapt in order to deliver a more informed and more efficient service to patients. Which is why adopting a data-driven approach to improving service delivery is one of the keys to success.
Our trusted, scalable and cost effective UK sovereign cloud platform has all the required characteristics to bring together rich and diverse data sources from across the Heath and Care community. Our heritage as a highly assured cloud provider, with extensive independent testing and validation ensures that Health and Care organisations, and the patients they serve, can be confident that UKCloud Health specifically meets the obligations (and related data security standards) formalised by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the National Data Guardian.
Better use of technology has the power to improve health, transforming the quality and reducing the cost of health and care services.
Our flexible and highly assured cloud platform enables the bringing together of diverse datasets to give care professionals and carers access to all the data, information and knowledge they need.
Providing a personalised experience for patients to take greater responsibility for their own healthcare, living healthier lives in order to avoid clinical intervention as well as driving optimal outcomes when it is required.
The UKCloud Health platform is open and well-connected, facilitating interoperability between legacy systems, user communities and cloud native solutions to support your Local Digital Roadmap.
The effective integration of digital services from administrative systems and analytical services, to medical imaging, clinical software and digital health solutions for patients. Assisting in enabling the interoperability agenda, supporting the storage and management of patient data.
Our secure, scalable and inexpensive cloud storage to support the digital artefacts created to support the Personalised Health and Care 2020 commitment for paperless patient records.