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Supporting innovation in healthcare technology: the Open network

There is tremendous pressure on the NHS to become much more innovative. Some of this innovation is linked to a reform programme that is concerned with organisational structures, funding arrangements, governance and the like but this network is specifically concerned with technological innovations, including diagnostic, therapeutic and informatics technologies, and the impact they have upon care pathways, service improvement more generally and other structures and processes associated with the delivery of patient care. The task of providing support to those leading innovation within NHS trusts is complicated by the need to support innovation from a range of different external sources (more...)
There is tremendous pressure on the NHS to become much more innovative. Some of this innovation is linked to a reform programme that is concerned with organisational structures, funding arrangements, governance and the like but this network is specifically concerned with technological innovations, including diagnostic, therapeutic and informatics technologies, and the impact they have upon care pathways, service improvement more generally and other structures and processes associated with the delivery of patient care. The task of providing support to those leading innovation within NHS trusts is complicated by the need to support innovation from a range of different external sources such as other healthcare organisations, universities and commercial companies and from within the NHS. Support may be required in order to help NHS staff drive innovation by identifying clinical or organisational problems and then seeking suitable solutions. Alternatively, staff may need help to develop new technologies and ways of working and then disseminate their solutions. There is a growing range of sources of support at national, regional and Trust level. These include: Academic Health Science Centres; Biomedical Research Centres and Units; Health Innovation and Education Clusters; the National Innovation Centre; the National Technology Adoption Centre; and the Regional NHS Innovation Hubs. This network for anyone who is concerned about the ability of NHS organisations to build the necesary technological innovation capability required to meet the challenges faced by the NHS over the next few years. (less...)

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Witnesses to change: foresight and planning for the NHS Innovation landscape
The second event for the network will take place at the Open University in Milton Keynes, 12th May 2011
13:16 - Fri 08 Apr 2011
Invitation to the second network event 12th May 2011
12:55 - Fri 08 Apr 2011
Witnesses to change: foresight and planning for the NHS Innovation landscape
The second event for the network will take place at the Open University in Milton Keynes, 12th May 2011
12:51 - Fri 08 Apr 2011
Inaugural meeting of Supporting innovation in healthcare technology: the Open network
The event is being hosted by the Open University and builds on healthcare research undertaken at the university that is funded by bodies such as the Service Delivery and Organisation...
11:28 - Tue 27 Apr 2010
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