Trust to accelerate use of technology as a Global Digital Exemplar
31 March 2017
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been selected by NHS England as a global digital exemplar to accelerate our use of digital technology for healthcare, and develop approaches that can be shared with other hospitals.
Our joint application with Imperial College Healthcare put the shared electronic patient record system at the heart of our plan for global digital excellence across the two trusts. Our bid also included commitments to record sharing to support integrated care and patient engagement, development of healthcare apps which will securely connect to the patient record, and technology to support population health.
In today’s announcement of Global Digital Exemplars, NHS England said the 16 applications that were successful represent the most advanced IT hospitals in the NHS and have committed to work to become world class exemplars for the rest of the NHS to learn from. Their task is not only to become great, but to work with other acute trusts to develop a blueprint that can be deployed to other hospitals, reducing the time and cost for further adoption.
Chief Information Officer Kevin Jarrold said: “This award is recognition of the huge commitment across our organisations to ensure our patients get the same, potentially huge, benefits from advances in digital technology that we’ve seen in other sectors.”