At the Acute Care and Mental Health Recovery Summit organised by RwHealth, experts including the NHS’s Chief Data and Analytics Officer Ming Tang, Boots UK and Ireland’s Chief Information Officer Richard Corbridge discussed key insights on how to navigate healthcare’s future using data-driven technologies.
“The future of health, consumer care and pharmacy is fascinating,” Corbridge said. “Predictive analytics tell us that there is a need to create a new model that uses data to drive a more personalised route for healthcare. We need to ensure that healthcare reflects an omnichannel experience; and we can create this through digital capacities.”
Data and analytics can transform the healthcare sector
The summit was a great opportunity for delegates to discuss subjects such as how predictive data optimisation could instigate a new age of productivity and lead to better patient outcomes in healthcare. Tools like RwHealth’s Data Science Platform were heralded as valuable in forecasting patient volume, bed capacity and ventilator availability.
“The role of data and analytics will transform the way we recover in the NHS,” Tang explained. “At the moment, we’ve dedicated future-forward thinking in terms of recovering our health ecosystem, with a focus on patients instead of just services. Neglecting opportunities to discuss the onward journey and the role digital tools will play throughout will preclude any forward momentum.”
By engaging with RwHealth’s AI platforms, including the Data Science Platform, Recovery and Mental Health Flow tools, chief members of the NHS and Foundation Trusts spoke about acute care’s capacity and demand issue – a challenge that was a top concern for 81 per cent of the summit’s attendees – and how to move forward.
Meanwhile, just last week ITIJ reported that the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is working with Boston’s Brigham and Women’s department on a diagnostic tool to help solve clinical problems and ultimately improve healthcare for all.