Looking ahead to 2019, Natalie Chishick, Policy and Communications Director at IMS MAXIMS, reveals her digital predictions for the health and care industry over the next 12 months.
With the 10-year NHS plan expected in the new year, healthtech policy will be framed by this longer-term vision of sustainability, which no doubt will expand the mandate of ICSs, STPs and LHCREs. And with it, more digital decisions being made at a regional level for locality-wide needs.
However, the day-to-day focus will remain on the practicalities of breaking down information silos across care settings, boosted by an unprecedented level of passion and commitment from the new SoS, and the momentum of INTEROPen.
It also needs to be a year of evaluation, as digital initiatives such the acute GDEs complete their two-year programmes and the first cohort of Digital Academy students finish their courses.
Natalie’s predictions feature in Digital Health Intelligence: https://www.digitalhealth.net/2019/01/2019-predictions-health-tech-suppliers/