Introduction to digital healthcare technologies

Catherine Mitchell

12 July 2021


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. 

The HFMA, supported by Health Education England, is delivering a 12-month programme of work to increase awareness amongst NHS finance staff about digital healthcare technologies, and enable finance to take an active role in supporting the use of digital technology to transform services and drive value and efficiency.

Finance managers have a major role in investment decisions, and therefore need to be aware of how these technologies will transform services in future. This briefing provides NHS finance staff with an introduction to the role of digital in healthcare transformation.  

To find out more about HFMA’s Delivering value with digital technologies programme, click here.

If you have examples of digital transformation to share, please contact Catherine Mitchell, head of costing and value catherine.mitchell@hfma.org.uk.
Introduction to digital healthcare technologies

July 2021 (PDF 315KB)

This briefing is part of the Delivering value with digital technologies programme that the HFMA is undertaking, supported by Health Education England. The programme aims to increase awareness amongst NHS finance staff about digital healthcare technologies, and enable finance to take an active role in supporting the use of digital technology to transform services and drive value and efficiency. For more information click here.

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