Government funding to support acute and mental health trusts becoming Global Digital Exemplars
The trusts will become exemplars for digital technology adoption in the health service
Twenty three NHS trusts will share a £160m moneypot to become the first healthcare organisations to fully embrace digital solutions and become paper-free.
The Government has announced the 16 acute and seven mental health trusts that will become Global Digital Exemplars - internationally-recognised NHS care providers who are already delivering exceptional care, efficiently, through the world-class use of digital technology and information flows, both within and beyond their organisation boundary.
They will then become reference sites for other care providers moving forward.
Information technology is increasingly recognised as a key enabler of change and transformation.
But, in secondary care in particular, the NHS is not yet realising the known benefits of investing in, and optimising, digital technology to deliver the aims outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
ďAs a national health system we have a unique opportunity to create a digitally-advanced health and care system that will eclipse the best in the rest of the world, giving clinicianís timely access to accurate information and joining up health systems to support service redesign and improve outcomes for patients,Ē said a Government spokesman.
The exemplars will inspire others by showing how information technology can deliver both improved patient outcomes and business efficiencies.
They were chosen as they were already advanced in their use of technology.
The acute trusts are:
Midlands and East region:
The mental health exemplars are: