Briefing / A model for innovation: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

20 October 2022 Hayley Ringrose
1 CPD hour

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.  

As part of the programme, the HFMA is publishing a series of case studies. Working with organisations who have started on the digital transformation journey, we will identify examples of good practice and highlight the challenges that services face. This will include specific challenges relating to NHS finance.

This case study describes Alder Hey’s model for innovation, identifying the key factors that make it a success. The case study includes an outline of two projects where the model has been applied.  

Not all organisations will have the resources available to innovate at the scale of Alder Hey, but the trust’s approach provides insight for organisations and systems aiming to improve services through digital innovation. 

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