Med tech and health tech: strategies and opportunities

The Department of Health and Social Care has just published a strategy for medical technology. The Highland Marketing advisory board asked what chief information officers need to know about it; and how they can make the most of the opportunities that will come from integrating device data with medical records. The Department of Health and […]

NHS 75: The impact and future role of healthcare technology

As the NHS celebrates its 75th anniversary, Dr Rizwan Malik, consultant NHS radiologist & director of SMR Health Tech Consultancy and member of the Highland Marketing advisory board, reflects on the impact of IT on the health service and his own speciality of radiology. He also considers how digital technology can help to address the […]

Some challenges in the NHS acute tech market: and how to navigate them

NHS trusts need a lot of technology, but they face complex, structural challenges when it comes to procurement, and these tend to work against smaller companies and innovation. The Highland Marketing advisory board met recently to discuss the issues and the role of marketing. NHS acute trusts need a lot of technology. Infrastructure – cloud […]

What should be top of mind for the new NHS CIO?

The NHS is looking for a new chief information officer, and the Highland Marketing advisory board has been considering what should be on his or her ‘to do’ list. Following the merger of NHSX and NHS Digital with the NHS England transformation directorate, and the departure of some high-profile digital leaders, the NHS is looking […]

The Highland Marketing review of 2022

Governments came and went, Budget commitments were made and unmade, a big NHS IT programme was promised but never quite unveiled, there were few software deployments but three, big outages. And through it all, there was a sense that the NHS is truly reaching a crisis point. Highland Marketing looks back at the year as […]

Highland Marketing advisory board: “The NHS digital funding hokey cokey”

At two meetings, our panel of NHS IT and industry experts discussed health and care funding against a backdrop of political uncertainty. In these circumstances, money for IT programmes is often put into the system only to be clawed back again; and the board considered how this impacts NHS IT departments and health tech companies […]

Creating the digital health workforce of the future

How are trusts and health tech suppliers going to find the people they need to develop deploy and optimise critical clinical information systems in the future? Highland Marketing’s advisory board invited Paul Rice from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to outline how he has been thinking about the challenge. The NHS is facing “the […]

Trusts to HIMSS5 by December 2023: will they make it this time?

Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid has announced a new target to complete the digitisation of the acute sector. The Highland Marketing advisory board discussed the approach being developed by NHS England’s transformation directorate, and the challenges to making it work. In the first week of February, the Health Service Journal reported that it […]

More boards than a builder’s merchant: what the integration white paper means for integrated care systems and tech suppliers

As the Health and Care Bill continues its passage through Parliament, the government has published an integration white paper that does little to clarify how its flagship integrated care system reforms will work. Fortunately, there’s more clarity about their immediate tech agenda. Highland Marketing explains. Here’s some bad news for anybody looking for a nice, […]

Scotland’s digital health and care strategy refresh: key points

Scotland has quietly updated the ambitious digital health and care strategy that it published in 2018, to capture the impact of Covid-19, align with the country’s economic ambitions, and help the NHS recover from the pandemic. Highland Marketing takes a look at the key points. In 2018, Scotland published its first digital health and care […]

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