North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust is investing £12 million over the next three years to revolutionise clinical systems to enable improved patient care.
Part of this investment comes from NHS Digital, who has awarded £5 million to North Mid as part of the Global Digital Exemplar progamme, while the other £7 million will be funded by the Trust. North Mid is working in partnership with the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust as its “fast follower” to share its experience of being a digitally advanced Trust.
The investment will allow the Trust to:
- Improve staff access to clinical information so they can make the right decisions and deliver safer and more effective care,
- use technology to improve patient experience so that can better manage their own health and interact with us through video consultations,
- provide better data so that we can use it to improve quality, efficiency and patient outcomes, and
- improve the way clinical systems across north Central London talk to each other so that clinicians can better manage patient care.
To help deliver this programme of work, North Mid will be working in collaboration with System C Healthcare and JAC Computer Services.
Maria Kane, Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, said: “With a rising demand for our services, we need to think differently about how we deliver patient care. This investment will help us make the best use of digital technology so that we can improve the way we work and transform our services so that they better meet the needs of our local community.”