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Digital Health Intelligence Market Analysis: Electronic Bed and Capacity Management Systems - crucial support for an NHS under pressure




In a new series of Digital Health Intelligence Market Analysis, HealthTech Founder and M&A Advisor Lloyd Price examines a range of high potential market segments in the UK, including:

1. Virtual Care – From Hype to Reality

2. Patient Engagement Platforms – Rebuilding Trust in the NHS

3. Population Health – from Reactive Care to Proactive Prevention

4. Digital Therapeutics – looking forward to a year of growth

5. AI in Clinical Imaging – shaping the future of healthcare

6. Electronic Bed and Capacity Management Systems - crucial support for an NHS under pressure


Digital Health Intelligence Market Analysis - from identifying high value market segments to sales prospecting, Intelligence supports multiple teams with essential insights and reliable, granular-level data on NHS acute and mental health trusts, central bodies, STPs, ICSs and commissioning organisations.


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1. DHI Market Analysis: Virtual Care – From Hype to Reality


In the first of a new series of analyses for Digital Health Intelligence subscribers, Lloyd Price examines the virtual care market.


Virtual care holds potential in healthcare delivery, blending innovation with tradition. However, beneath the surface lies complexity. NHS frontline staff, navigating post-COVID challenges, perceive virtual wards as additional digital tasks, amid staffing shortages and mounting hurdles.


2. DHI Market Analysis: Patient Engagement Platforms – Rebuilding Trust in the NHS


Patient engagement platforms are gaining momentum with NHS England’s backing. They’re central to the ‘Digital Front Door’ strategy, focusing on patient-facing services, enhancing secondary care, and reducing the strain on frontline services. These platforms address the pandemic-induced disconnect between patients and the NHS.


3. DHI Market Analysis: Population Health – from Reactive Care to Proactive Prevention


This report offers a comprehensive overview of the evolving landscape of population health management and the challenges and opportunities it presents to the NHS. It underscores the importance of proactive approaches to healthcare and the critical role that data and technology will play in shaping the future of healthcare in the UK.


4. DHI Market Analysis: Digital Therapeutics – looking forward to a year of growth


The Digital Health Intelligence (DHI) Market Analysis on Digital Therapeutics highlights the transformative impact of evidence-based interventions delivered through devices. In the past year, there has been a significant surge in the adoption of digital therapeutics, especially within the NHS, addressing various healthcare challenges.


5. AI in Clinical Imaging – shaping the future of healthcare


Our analysis of AI in Clinical Imaging reveals a significant NHS commitment to leveraging artificial intelligence for improved patient care. The NHS AI Lab, regional networks, and funding initiatives showcase strategic investments in cutting-edge technology. Real-world examples from leading healthcare providers highlight AI’s tangible benefits, while acknowledging challenges such as data quality and ethical considerations.


Looking ahead, the report anticipates AI’s continued impact on disease detection and patient outcomes, underscoring its promising role in reshaping clinical imaging practices.


6. Electronic Bed and Capacity Management Systems - crucial support for an NHS under pressure


The Digital Health Intelligence (DHI) Market Analysis delves into the realm of Electronic Bed and Capacity Management Systems (eBCMS), shedding light on their key role in supporting an NHS under pressure.


Faced with challenges such as strained resources, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and prolonged waiting times in A&E, the NHS has increasingly embraced eBCMS to enhance patient flow, reduce waiting times, and optimise bed utilisation.


This report explores the trajectory of eBCMS adoption, available funding, notable examples, leading suppliers, and the future landscape


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Electronic Bed and Capacity Management Systems - crucial support for an NHS under pressure


Highlights from the Market Analysis:


Electronic bed and capacity management systems (eBCMS) play a crucial role in the NHS by helping to improve patient flow, reduce waiting times and optimise bed utilisation.


Increasing support for eBCMS across the NHS has developed in the last few years driven by a wide range of factors such as strains on staff and resources, the Covid-19 pandemic amplifying bed management challenges, and patients facing long waits in A&E for transfers due to bed shortages.


In response to these growing and widespread operational pressures, NHS England informed acute trusts and integrated care boards of seven short-term digital priorities in the summer of 2023, all focused on secondary care and elective recovery.


The second digital priority highlighted by NHSE was electronic bed and capacity management to enable live, real-time data on bed status and patient flow.


While eBCMS are gaining traction in the NHS, some significant hurdles need to be overcome such as implementation complexity, technical infrastructure variability, and clinician buy-in. There is also a need to clearly demonstrate the return on investment in eBCMS.


Addressing these challenges will require a collaborative effort from NHS leadership, clinical teams, IT departments, technology vendors and data analysts. Similar challenges have been faced before with the roll out of virtual wards for example, which also faced initial resistance, scepticism and organisational drag.


Once key lessons and best practices have been shared, it is highly likely continuing frontline pressures will focus the minds of care planning and delivery teams to resource eBCMS projects in full. This should unlock the full potential of these systems to improve patient flow and bed management across hospitals in England.


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Digital Health News provides daily news and analysis on the UK health IT sector, spanning NHS IT infrastructure, enterprise and clinical systems such as EPR (electronic patient records) to emerging and disruptive technologies, including AI, apps and wearables.


Digital Health Intelligence is our market intelligence data business providing the most detailed database available on the current systems, technology and infrastructure installed at every NHS trust in the UK, together with future purchasing intentions and market trends analysis. The subscription-based service enables suppliers to understand and target market opportunities.


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