The Eastern AHSN supports a 6 million+ population in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. We are catalysts that create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for patients. We are uniquely placed to identify and spread health innovation; driving the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies.
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Eastern AHSN is exploring new digital and technological ways of working to improve efficiencies in NHS outpatient services. This includes reducing non-attendance and reasons for patient cancellations whilst ensuring a safe and sustainable patient pathway.
Estates and Facilities Management
After staffing costs, providing and maintaining health and care service buildings can be one of the highest areas of spending. Families and patients also describe the importance that facilities play in treatment. What innovations could be deployed in estates and facilities management that would improve both patient experience and efficient delivery of services?
The Digital Pioneer programme has helped to implement secure video communication to connect paramedics with local specialist stroke consultants from their ambulance.