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Digital Health Intelligence Market Analysis: Shared Care Records - a time of transition and expansion



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

7. Shared Care Records - a time of transition and expansion


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


7. Shared Care Records - a time of transition and expansion


This Market Analysis of Shared Care Records (SCRs) reveals a dynamic landscape within the NHS marked by both progress and persistent challenges. While many regions have effectively implemented SCRs, barriers such as interoperability and a focus on planned care hinder widespread adoption. Funding for the Connecting Care Records (ConCR) programme, vital for sustainability beyond 2025, remains uncertain, although avenues for support from agencies like Innovate UK exist.


Highlighted examples of successful SCR implementations include the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record, Great North Care Record, and One London initiative. Leading suppliers like Graphnet, Oracle Health, Orion Health, and InterSystems offer sophisticated solutions, enhancing data sharing and patient care coordination.


Future of shared care records


In the short term, unlocking patient access to shared care records is undoubtedly one of the main areas of focus in the future. The benefits of functionality such as'delegated access' - enabling partners, parents, carers, legal guardians and nursing home staff to view information such an individual's test results or treatment plan - are considerable, potentially saving hours of time and reducing stress for individuals.

The importance of enabling patients and their support teams to effectively share and see the same information as clinicians should not be underestimated: seeing the complete medical picture should lead to better care coordination and outcomes.


In the mid to long term, ensuring all data in shared care record platforms follows recognised data standards will be a key building block for unlocking the potential of AI. AI algorithms could predict future health outcomes based on historical data held in SCRs, allowing healthcare professionals to take proactive steps and personalise treatment plans.


AI could also analyse vast amounts of medical data from SCRs, uncovering patterns and potential health risks for individual patients or entire populations. This could lead to early diagnoses and preventative measures.


One year from now


The next 12 months promise significant advancements in SCRs across the NHS with increased standardisation, wider adoption and improved functionalities leading to better communication and collaboration among healthcare providers, benefiting patient care.


We should see the completion of the Connecting Care Records (ConCR) programme and associated benefits, building more confidence in the system to increase training for staff on SCRs. We can also expect more business cases to expand usage from primary care and acute care into urgent care, community care and mental health trusts.


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