Digital technology Making better use of the latest digital technology can help improve quality, efficiency, and patient experience


Used well, new technologies can also help to bring about better integration of care, and improve the health of the wider population.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Enabling service transformation in practice: reflections on the Wade-Gery review

3 December 2021

Will the Wade-Gery review enable the NHS to make a leap forwards on tech and data? Tim Horton reflects on what matters for enabling service transformation in practice.

A complex patchwork of programmes

4 October 2021

The Health Foundation’s Improvement team share some findings from their mapping of the health care technology and innovation landscape.

Participatory co-design and normalisation process theory with staff and patients to implement digital ways of working into routine care

Journal article
18 July 2021

Research conducted into the normalisation process theory with staff and patients to implement digital ways of working into routine care.    

Model that predicts patient risk from COVID-19 wins Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics

Press release
15 July 2021

Health Foundation announcement of the winner of the 2021 Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics.

Webinar: Tech and NHS recovery – what you should know

25 June 2021

How can technological innovation help speed the recovery of the NHS and sustain high quality care in the post-pandemic period?

How do we get the best out of automation and AI in health care?

24 June 2021

Automation and AI present many opportunities for improving care and supporting the NHS to increase its productivity, but success will depend on how we act on these opportunities in practice.

Around 40% of NHS staff and general public ready to embrace a greater role for automation and AI in health care but doubt remains with many

Press release
24 June 2021

The Health Foundation has today launched a new report which explores the opportunities for automation and AI in health care and the challenges of deploying them in practice.

Manchester Innovation Hub

Improvement project

Led by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, this Hub aims to improve health outcomes for the diverse population the Trust serves, using digital as the initial exemplar.

To realise potential of health data, government must ensure transparency and build trust

Press release
22 June 2021

Health Foundation response to the publication of NHSX's data strategy

Patients and machines: does technology help or hinder empathy and person-centred care?

9 June 2021

Tim Horton and Tom Hardie explore empathy and person-centredness in the context of technology and AI in health care. Where should the boundaries lie between humans and machines?

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