Entries by Tony Shannon

Open Digital Platform Challenge Fund

1) Executive Summary An NHS open digital platform challenge fund will stimulate the development of an open platform in the NHS. Open digital platforms are independently forecast by McKinsey and Co to reduce the delivery of care costs across the NHS by 11%. They will support widescale entry and growth of suppliers into the market, […]

How to deliver your Local Digital Roadmap

How to turn the Universal Capabilities within the Local Digital Roadmap – in the financial reality of the NHS. Local Digital Roadmaps set out how to achieve the ambition of paper free at the point of care by 2020 for the NHS.  77 areas across the nation have submitted documents and assessed themselves against ten […]

Think you need an IDCR? Think again…

The letters IDCR are currently used in the NHS in England as an abbreviation for Integrated Digital Care Records, part of the latest push to transform health and care in England in the 21st Century towards more holistic, integrated, patient-centred care,  supported by the right healthcare IT. The abbreviation IDCR is the latest in a […]

Integrated Care & Digital Records – A Maturity Model

For everyone who is working to move healthcare into the 21st Century …. we are all on a change journey, made up of people + process + technology elements… which is particularly challenging when we aim towards integrated care. In the past I’ve looked in particular at the key patterns we see across technical elements […]

Opening up Healthcare IT – the right medicine

Much has been written about the impact that open source approaches to information and technology are having across the whole of society.  A new chapter, some of which is still being written, is emerging and challenging the way that individuals, communities, organisations and governments interact with each other. Open data is enabling us to see […]

Why Open Source – a clinician’s view

As clinicians, we share a common purpose: to heal, to alleviate suffering and to comfort. In the 21st century, the explosion of knowledge has increased our armoury to achieve our aims. We share our discoveries freely and subject them to peer review, publish them in journals, print and online. We acknowledge one another’s contribution, build […]

Change story number 1: Story of Self

Repost from Tony Shannon’s Frectally speaking blog at frectal.com   My first blog of 2015 mentioned a word that is key to all change – culture. Cultural change is a challenging thing and yet if we examine history, there is a noticeable pattern across all human culture over countless generations, from tribes to chiefdoms to […]