'An aging population, increased chronic illness and unprecedented demands for greater efficiency mean the NHS is facing its greatest challenge. To tackle it, Colin proposes a new model for healthcare based on the increased integration of information technology. This is an engaging and challenging book that all NHS and healthcare leaders and planners should read.'Sir Robert Naylor, Chief Executive, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
‘Colin’s lifelong fascination with science fiction, clinical realities, and future possibilities shine through.Andy Hadley, Head of Informatics, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
'An interesting and engaging read, with a compelling message about the changes that the NHS needs to make. To paraphrase the author, practitioners must ride the IT wave rather than be swept aside.Helen Blanchard, Former NHS Executive Director, Sharp Pencil Management Consultancy Ltd.
Future NHS is Humans and Computers Doing What Each Does Best
Using a mixture of fact, fiction and experience, Colin Jervis paints a vision of a future NHS founded on the integration of information technology and the creation of new models of care. This is a readable book for NHS leadership, NHS management, NHS suppliers and, more generally, for senior healthcare staff and anyone interested in the delivery of 21st century healthcare and health informatics.NHS Leadership and NHS Management Must Act Now
The NHS has seen off more change initiatives than you can shake a ballot paper at, so suggestions that it is running out of time and money are hard to take seriously—but we must. Constant worries about the imminent privatisation of the NHS to create an 'NHS plc' cannot be tackled by ideological arguments alone.
Future healthcare is a combination of human and machine: analogue empathy and digital precision. As IT takes over routine, doctors will be increasingly valued for their human qualities rather than their ability to memorise and infer like machines. Digital decision support IT systems will alter the way Medicine is delivered, reducing the need for expensive practitioners. Further, advances in genetics and computing have made Medicine an information science opening a wealth of possibilities for the planning, monitoring and delivery of care.Analogue Artifacts
The fragmented paper-based NHS grates increasingly with the world outside. NHS organisations are looking like analogue artifacts in a digital age.
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About the Author After travelling the world working for multinational companies in marketing, Colin Jervis changed careers and has worked in and around the NHS and healthcare for twenty years. During that time he led three major IT transformational change programmes. He has also worked with healthcare organisations in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. He has three academic degrees in biochemistry, management and business systems analysis and design. He is a popular chair and speaker and has many published articles. He works as a management and healthcare consultant with a particular interest in the relationship between people and IT.
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