The impact of Covid on health tech: one year on

The Highland Marketing advisory board held two discussions of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the adoption of healthcare technology in 2020. A year on, it asked whether there was “no going back”; or whether the NHS is, in fact, in danger of slipping back into analogue ways of working. It feels as if […]

HealthChat with Roy Lilley and Andreas Haimbock-Tichy

Andreas Haimbock-Tichy is the director of ecosystems at IBM, chair of the health and social care council at techUK, and a non-executive director of Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust. So, when he took the hot screen for an Institute of Health and Social Care Management HealthChat with Roy Lilley there could only be one […]

Advisory board discussion: what next for social care?

Highland Marketing’s advisory board welcomed Jane Brightman, social care lead at Institute of Health and Social Care Management, to discuss the sector and its technology needs. A lot of hope is being pinned on integrated care systems, but when it comes to joining up health and care systems and putting the underpinning IT in place, […]

Budget analysis: all hat and no rabbit

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a Budget last week that was widely trailed in slick videos released on social media. Unfortunately, it did not impress NHS think-tanks and unions, who were hoping for a recovery plan and action on social care. Lyn Whitfield reports.   It is exactly a year since chancellor Rishi Sunak stood up in the Commons to […]

HealthChat with Jon Hoeksma

Roy Lilley’s latest interviewee was the editor of The two feisty performers covered a lot of ground, from the National Programme for IT to the likely fate of NHSX. Highland Marketing listened in.   Jon Hoeksma has been reporting on NHS IT for a long time. At more or less the moment that prime minister Tony Blair was being sold the […]

Matthew Gould: September is only the first chapter for shared care records

The chief executive of NHSX told delegates to the IHSCM’s Integrated Care Conference what to expect as shared care records become mandatory in 2021. Matthew D’Arcy reports.   A momentary glance at NHSX’s website tells you the organisation’s mission within seconds: “Driving forward the digital transformation of health and social care.”  Two years after the unit’s formation, chief executive Matthew Gould is emphatic […]

A digital strategy refresh for health and care in Scotland – what to expect

Scotland is due to launch a refresh of its Digital Health and Care Strategy as early as March 2021. What might the Scottish government set out? Matthew D’Arcy takes a look.  For the avid followers of digital health policy in Scotland, it might not seem all that long since the Scottish Government published its Digital Health and Care […]

Artificial intelligence in the real world

The winner of Highland Marketing’s #HealthTechToShoutAbout award in 2020 was Royal Bolton NHS Foundation Trust for its deployment of AI in the fight against Covid-19. Our advisory board invited divisional medical director Rizwan Malik to talk about the project and the lessons that other trusts can learn. As the novel coronavirus spread across Europe in […]

Highland Marketing’s review of the year, 2020

There are no prizes for guessing what has dominated the news this year. Once the novel coronavirus arrived in the UK in the spring, it disrupted the economy, the NHS, its suppliers, and the lives of millions of people.  Amid the dislocation, though, there was a real pick-up in digital adoption in health and care. […]

Getting the NHS ready for digital

The Highland Marketing advisory board wanted to discuss how health and care organisations can make sure they are ready to implement technology and get the best use out of it. Who better to lead the discussion than James Freed, chief information officer for Health Education England?

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