Wednesday, 24 January 2018

'Patients are put in danger by poor NHS tech. I created an app to help'

'Patients are put in danger by poor NHS tech. I created an app to help' From an app to treat transgender voice to one that helps patients with pelvic floor exercises, healthcare professionals describe their innovations

“When you experience IT in the NHS, you feel like you’re walking back into a disorganised version of the 1980s,” says Lydia Yarlott. “People say things like, ‘Oh well, there’s no way of referring this person unless you send us a fax’. Then you end up spending an hour trying to work a fax machine. The amount of wasted time would really shock people.”

It’s just technology that is used ubiquitously across other sectors and applying it to the NHS

Apps make my time with patients much more effective because things can be done quicker

Had it been up to me, I would have failed. So much of it was a really challenging and expensive process Continue reading... The Guardian

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