Technology can be used for good or evil, but the NHS should be treated as a technology hub, according to a new report.
The report, which has been published in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, argues that the NHS has not fully grasped the value of its technology.
The report says the NHS needs to rethink how it uses technology to manage patients, improve the quality of care and support the delivery of healthcare.
“We do not yet have a comprehensive understanding of the impact of technology on healthcare,” the report says.
“We also need to make sure that we are investing in technologies that will help us build better outcomes, reduce costs and support innovation.”
The authors argue that the government should consider how the NHS could use technology to improve patient care and improve quality of life, but also that it should consider whether the NHS can effectively manage the use of technology in a way that supports patient care.
This would include providing greater support to providers, as well as making sure that technology is used properly, the report concludes.
As the report points out, some of the benefits of technology for the NHS include a reduction in the need for long-term care.
However, the authors argue there is still room for improvement.
“There are several potential barriers to technology-led change in healthcare,” they write.
For example, “technology can be a powerful tool to manage complex, complex conditions, but its power and impact are limited in practice by its high cost, and its ability to change the way care is delivered”.
“A system that relies on technology for patient care is likely to be less effective than one that uses other tools to deliver care, such as patient education, or the care of people in community settings, which can lead to better outcomes for patients.”
As a result, the researchers argue the NHS would benefit from a better understanding of how the use and management of technology will affect its delivery.
They also recommend that the UK government consider the potential benefits of using technology to help improve patient outcomes, as it may lead to a “transformational” shift in healthcare delivery.
“A shift from a delivery-first, delivery-middle-of-the-road approach to a delivery based on technology could bring benefits that cannot be quantified yet,” the authors write.
“Such a transformation could enable better patient outcomes and enable the delivery and delivery-support of more innovative healthcare, which in turn would have greater benefits for the UK economy.”
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