I am fascinated by digital disruption, namely, how digital can be used to streamline and automate healthcare and the services provided, that means staff are supported to provide better care for patients. Any large-scale transformational changes need spread and adoption. This involves taking people on a journey as systems are changed but more importantly making them part of the decisions for change. Helping people become partners in their own health well being by using apps and other digital technologies in order for the prevention and management of their own health.
I want to facilitate digital innovation by bringing all the relevant people around the table, including digital experts as well as managers, staff and service users. This is so they can understand digital trends, the benefits of technology and the limitations, which is imperative when planning for change and how a range of connecting and converging digital health technologies are challenging existing service models.
As part of the digital transformation of health services, I am interested in looking at “the uberisation of healthcare”. What do projects like Google Deepmind and IBM Watson, Chatbot AI’s, Internet of Things etc have to offer for the underlying opportunity to rethink public health?