Digital technologies such as digital medicine, genomics, artificial intelligence and robotics have a huge potential to transform the delivery of healthcare. These technologies can empower patients to participate actively in their care, with a greater focus on wellbeing and prevention. They also support the prediction of individual disease risk and personalise the management of long-term conditions.
This programme of work started in 2021 with an aim to increase awareness amongst NHS finance staff about digital healthcare technologies, so that they can actively support the use of digital technology to transform services and drive value and efficiency. The programme includes briefings, roundtables, the Delivering Value with Digital Technologies Award, case studies, blogs, events, webinars, HFMA bitesize modules and much more. Read on to find out more.
How the programme is run
The HFMA and NHS Digital Academy are working in partnership to provide a range of resources and tools that can raise the profile of digital innovation in the NHS.
The HFMA’s Digital Council oversees this work programme.
Delivering value with digital technology: March webinar series
Guest speakers will present on case studies, and provide insight on topics including the future of genomics in the NHS, why considering the digital literacy gap is vital to NHS policy, and tools that can help reduce the burden on clinicians.
Delivering value with digital technology events
These are upcoming and past events specifically held as part of this work programme
As part of the HFMA's programme of work this event is aiming to increase awareness amongst NHS finance staff about digital healthcare technologies
Clinicians, finance staff and informatics professionals came to consider how digital technologies such as AI can transform services and drive value.
This event considered how digital technologies can transform services and drive value and efficiency.
See below our most popular publications on digital technologies.
This map brings together tools and resources that will be useful to finance teams supporting digital transformation within their own organisations
Dorset Intelligence and Insight Service has been set up to enable people working across the health and social care network to access digital tools.
This case study describes Alder Hey’s model for innovation, identifying the key factors that make it a success.
The briefing sets out the process that NHS bodies and their auditors follow when determining the appropriate accounting treatment.
This case study describes a radio-frequency identification (RFID) system tracks medical assets.
Explore how Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust approached making better use of the information held in their clinical systems.
This case study describes how digital technology can improve access to pulmonary rehabilitation as a treatment for chronic lung conditions.
This briefing focuses on identifying and realising benefits for digital transformation.
This case study describes how research teams from two biomedical research centres in London have used natural language processing AI.
News, articles and blogs
Digital solutions can help deliver the NHS’s quadruple aim, but staff need the right skills to take advantage of these opportunities.
The digital agenda is increasingly important to NHS trusts.
An HFMA roundtable, supported by Optum UK, said the NHS needs to improve digital business cases and fix an imperfect allocation and approval process.
Progress on creating a digital NHS has been rated as ‘inadequate’ by an expert panel of the Commons Health and Social Care Committee.
The NHS is data rich, but it needs to be analysed and acted upon if the service is to extract its full value.
Telemedicine and telehealth show real potential to make significant contributions to the QIPP agenda if they can be realised at scale
Time and again it is said that patients and NHS services benefited from the rapid adoption of digital technology during the Covid pandemic.
HFMA bitesize online courses (free to NHS staff)
HFMAtalk podcast episodes
Episode 48 of the HFMAtalk podcast, 'How digital technology can help the NHS overcome its challenges'.
Episode 43 of the HFMAtalk podcast, 'The MedTech funding mandate and removing barriers to innovation'.